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Head-on crash in Washington County kills one, injures another

By Steve Fidel | Posted - Jan. 1, 2011 at 7:23 p.m.



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Photo: Utah Department of Public SafetyENTERPRISE, Washington County ­-- A woman was killed Saturday morning in a head-on crash on SR-18, which connects Enterprise with St. George.

Joann Twitchell Holt, 64, of Enterprise, was driving south several miles south of Enterprise in a Suburban when she crossed into the northbound lane to avoid an abandoned vehicle. She collided head-on with a northbound pickup truck driven by Steven Gardner, 51, from St. George.

Holt died at the scene, and Gardner was taken to an Dixie Hospital in St. George with minor injuries, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Troopers closed the highway while investigating the crash, which appears to be the first fatal traffic incident in Utah in 2011.

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