ST. GEORGE — A rollover on Interstate 15 in Iron County left two occupants injured after their SUV rolled multiple times late Tuesday night.
Shortly after 10 p.m. officers responded to a single-vehicle rollover on I-15 near mile marker 89 in Parowan, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Bambi Baie said.
Upon arrival responders found a 63-year-old passenger trapped and critically injured, with “severe head trauma,” Baie said. The woman was freed from the wreckage and transported by ambulance to Parowan Airport and then flown to Dixie Regional Medical Center in “very critical condition,” the trooper said.
The woman was later flown by helicopter to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray with “extensive, extensive head trauma,” Baie said.
The driver was injured but conscious and was transported by ambulance to Cedar City Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
The man told troopers that he and his wife were heading south on I-15 when he “believed he fell asleep,” Baie said.
“He told us that he was very tired, but then thought he caught a second wind and kept driving,” she said. “The next thing he remembered was the SUV rolling.”