KANARRAVILLE, Utah, Dec. 18, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Drivers on southbound Interstate 15 faced delays early Monday morning after a semi hauling a trailer carrying some 30 cows rolled, crushing a car near Kanarraville, officials said.
The incident occurred at milepost 37, four miles south of Kanarraville, just after 3:20 a.m., Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Royce told Gephardt Daily.
The semi-truck, hauling a trailer, was travelling in the right lane, Royce said, and a Hyundai Sonata was travelling in the lane next to it.
The semi-truck and trailer overturned onto its side to the left for an unknown reason, crushing the Hyundai.
The three men in the car were briefly pinned inside but were able to get out and only had minor injuries. All three were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George by ground ambulance, in stable condition.
The driver of the semi was not hurt and all the cattle remained in the trailer. The UHP initially reported none of the of the animals were injured, but subsequent reports indicate as many a 10 were killed.
The driver of the semi told police he didn’t know what happened. Investigators reported that there were no high winds in the area at that time, but that speed may have been a contributing factor. At this time it does not appear that there were other contributing factors, such as impairment or a medical incident.
Motorists were advised that southbound traffic was restricted to a single lane of travel in that area, but the scene was cleared by 8:45 a.m.
Kannaraville is approximately 13 miles south west of Cedar City.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.