Driver dead after SUV slides, hits posts in Washington County

Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah, Oct. 12, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A driver whose SUV slid on a rain dampened roadway Tuesday morning died after the vehicle wrapped around sign posts.

“On Tuesday October 12, 2021, at about 5:15 am, a 1999 Ford Expedition was traveling westbound on SR-7 by the Sand Hollow Reservoir,” says a statement issued by the Utah Department of Public Safety.

“It had been raining and the road surface was wet and covered with mud. The driver lost control of the vehicle and went off to the right. The driver side of the vehicle struck a large three post sign. The driver was killed on impact.”

Gephardt Daily will have more information as details are released.

The location of Sand Hollow Reservoir is marked in red. Image: Google Maps

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