Woman, baby saved by seat belts in rollover down 200-foot embankment in southern Utah

View from the roadway shows how far down the embankment a Jeep Cherokee (seen as a small white patch in photo) rolled off S.R. 20, Iron County Wednesday.

View from the roadway shows how far down the embankment a Jeep Cherokee (seen as a small white patch in photo) rolled off S.R. 20, Iron County Wednesday. (Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News, Cedar City News)



CEDAR CITY — A young mother and her 1-year-old son escaped serious injury when their vehicle went off state Route 20 and rolled down a steep embankment Wednesday afternoon.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. David Bairett told Cedar City News the incident happened at approximately 4 p.m. and involved a white Jeep Cherokee on S.R. 20 roughly 10 miles east of Interstate 15 Exit 95 to Panguitch/Bryce Canyon.

Bairett said the vehicle left the roadway after taking a turn too fast.

"It went off the road and continued for approximately 200 feet down a very steep embankment," he said.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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Jeff Richards

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