Update: 17-year-old killed in collision on SR-18 near St. George identified

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DIAMOND VALLEY, Utah, April 3, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A teenager who died Sunday night in a collision on Diamond Valley Drive at State Route 18, about 15 miles north of St. George, has been identified.

The driver of the passenger car involved in the accident has been identified as Abbigayl Kraushaar of St. George, the Utah Department of Public Safety stated in a news release.

The crash occurred at about 8:35 p.m., when the passenger car heading west on Diamond Valley Drive approached the intersection with SR-18, where westbound traffic on Diamond Valley has a stop sign, the news release said. Kraushaar failed to yield to traffic and continued through the stop sign.

A pickup truck was northbound on SR-18 at the same time and collided with the car on the driver’s side.

According to the news release, the pickup was traveling near the posted 65 mph speed limit. The driver of the pickup was transported to a local hospital in poor condition.

Troopers are conducting an investigation at the scene; it isn’t known why Kraushaar failed to yield at the stop sign.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.

The driver of a passenger car died Sunday night, April 2, in a collision on Diamond Valley Drive where it intersects with State Route 18, about 15 miles north of St. George. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the car did not yield to traffic on SR-18 and was hit by a pickup truck. The truck’s driver was transported to the hospital in poor condition. Map image: Google

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