Teen Killed In Collision Near Entrance To Arches National Park

A 15-year-old girl from Texas was killed after a two car collision near Arches National Park Saturday afternoon. Photo Courtesy: UHP

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, Utah, May 14, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A 15-year-old girl from Texas was killed in a collision between two vehicles at the entrance to Arches National Park Saturday afternoon.

Utah Highway Patrol said the accident happened just before 2 p.m. at the intersection of SR-191 and Arches Scenic Drive.

A 2012 Jeep CJ was stopped at the stop sign, waiting to turn onto southbound SR-191, but had an obstructed view due to a truck traveling in the right turn lane. The driver of the Jeep pulled out, directly into the path of a white 2013 Toyota Rav 4 that was headed north.

The Rav 4 struck the Jeep broadside, causing the Jeep to overturn.

Holly Greening, 36, the driver of the Rav 4, and two of her passengers, Jessica Pittman, 25, and Emma Greening, 5, all of San Angelo, Texas, were properly restrained and received minor injuries.

A fourth passenger in the Rav 4, Hannah Greening, 15, was wearing her seat belt incorrectly, and was transported to St. Mary’s hospital in Colorado where she later died from her injuries.

The two occupants of the Jeep, Adrian Najera, 26, and Cody Lakner, 27, both of Evansville, Wyoming, were injured and taken to Moab Regional Hospital, but are expected survive.

The accident is under investigation. Drugs, alcohol and speed are not suspected to be factors in the accident.


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