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Mother of West Valley mayor killed in crash

Mother of West Valley mayor killed in crash

By KSL.com | Posted - Sep. 12, 2011 at 8:16 a.m.


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ST. GEORGE —The mother of West Valley's mayor was killed and her husband, president and owner of Winder Farms, was injured in a car crash during a rain storm in southern Utah Sunday night.

Sherri Winder, 58, was killed when the 2009 Toyota Corolla she was a passenger in rolled into the median off I-15 near St. George around 6:15 p.m. and hit a large rock, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The driver, 62-year-old Kent Winder, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Weather conditions and speed are suspected to have played roles in the crash, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The accident happened about 21 miles north of St. George.

Kent and Sherri Winder are the parents of West Valley Mayor Mike Winder.

The mayor wrote on his Facebook page Monday morning that his father should be released from the hospital later Monday. Mayor Winder wrote that it was a "sobering night remembering an amazing mother who left this world all too soon."

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Story written with contributions from Wendy Leonard, Pat Reavy, and Shara Park.

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