Woman killed instantly in head-on crash

A woman was killed when her vehicle, a red 2013 Hyundai Accent, collided head-on with a pickup truck on SR-89 in Kanab, Utah, Jan. 24, 2017 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A 59-year-old Arizona woman was killed in a head-on collision with a pickup truck on state Route 89 in Kanab Tuesday afternoon.

The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. on SR-89 at Johnson Canyon Road near milepost 55, the Utah Highway Patrol said in a statement released Wednesday.

The driver of a white Dodge pickup truck pulling a trailer was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle on SR-89 Tuesday, Kanab, Utah, Jan. 24, 2017 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

A man driving a white 1996 Dodge pickup truck, pulling a large dump trailer filled with topsoil, was heading south on SR-89 and began to slow down in order to turn left.

As the driver slowed his vehicle and moved into the oncoming lane of traffic to start a left-hand turn into a driveway, “he realized that there was an oncoming vehicle that could not avoid his truck,” the UHP release states.

The oncoming vehicle, a 2013 red Hyundai Accent driven by 59-year-old Sharon L. McCoy from Kingman, Arizona, slammed into the Dodge head-on. The impact crushed the front driver’s side section of the Hyundai.

McCoy, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed instantly, according to the UHP statement.

The man driving the Dodge, who also was not wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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5 Comments

  • comments January 26, 2017 at 12:50 am

    “As the driver slowed his vehicle and moved into the oncoming lane of traffic to start a left hand turn into a driveway, “he realized that there was an oncoming vehicle that could not avoid his truck,” the UHP release states.”

    So he made a left turn cutting off the right-of-way of the oncoming vehicle, causing a death? What “he realized” is that he failed to yield right-of-way? A bit confusingly written is all. hmm

  • .... January 26, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Well just think Bob now you more material for another one of your idiotic conspiracy theories

  • mmsandie January 26, 2017 at 8:52 am

    When you make a left turn you gave to stay in your lane and allow the traffic to pass you, the first comment was correct.. Maybe he didn,t have a blinker on to warn the driver coming north to slow down and pass.. If you can,t see traffic ahead you should wait to turn..

    • DB January 26, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      Pure speculation on my part, but if a driver won’t bother to wear a seatbelt in this day and age, why would they bother to use a turn signal?

  • ladybugavenger January 26, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Condolences to the families…

    Don’t worry about Bob, he’s a nice person. He’s just still butt hurt about making his ex wife go bonkers.

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