Drivers extricated, hospitalized after nearly head-on crash near Cedar City

Two drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles after a southbound Chevy Equinox crossed the median on Interstate 15 at milepost 68 and collided nearly head on with a northbound Buick Lacrosse on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

CEDAR CITY, Utah, Sept. 3, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Two vehicles were involved in a nearly head-on collision on Interstate 15 Tuesday afternoon, and both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles.

The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. at mile marker 68, a Utah Highway Patrol news release said.

A southbound Chevy Equinox drove through the median for an unknown reason and crashed, nearly head on, with a northbound Buick Lacrosse, the news release said.

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The Buick’s driver was flown by medical helicopter to Dixie Regional Medical Center.┬áThe driver of the Chevy was transported to the hospital by ground ambulance.

No information was available on the type or extent of their injuries.

Northbound I-15 was temporarily shut down while the helicopter was on the ground, but both lanes have since reopened.

Two drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles after a southbound Chevy Equinox crossed the median on Interstate 15 at milepost 68 and collided nearly head on with a northbound Buick Lacrosse on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

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