Hurricane, UT (March 11, 2018) — It was reported that a automobile crash involving a Nissan Xterra and a Nissan Frontier resulted in one fatality and two others being sent to the hospital with not life-threatening injuries. The crash reportedly occurred on state Route 59 in Hurricane, Utah on March 11, 2018 in the afternoon. According to Hurricane police, the female northbound driver of the Xterra left her lane of travel, overcorrected, and ended up in the southbound lane in front of oncoming traffic. At that point she was t-boned by an oncoming Nissan Frontier. The two people in the Frontier were transported via ambulance to the hospital to assess their injuries. All occupants were wearing seatbelts and both vehicles were towed from the scene of the crash.
According to the 2017 Utah Crash Summary posted on highwaysafety.utah.gov, there were 272 people killed on Utah roads in 2017. Speed is the leading contributing factor in deaths accounting for 41% of all vehicle related fatalities. According to the 2016 report, failure to keep in a proper lane resulted in 13% of total crashes on Utah roads. This situation is extremely sad for the family that has lost a loved one but also very difficult for the occupants of the Frontier who are legally entitled to compensation for their harms and loses.