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LDS bishop killed in head-on collision near St. George

By Wendy Leonard  |  Posted Apr 8th, 2017 @ 3:48pm


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ST. GEORGE — A Veyo man, bishop of the LDS ward in the Washington County town, was killed after he crossed into oncoming traffic on state Route 18 just outside of St. George Saturday.

Darrin Steve Ivie, 53, was driving a pickup truck that collided with a semitrailer at milepost 13 on the highway about 11 a.m., according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Ivie, who was seen leaning over the seat to the right, was killed instantly.

The driver of the semitrailer was not injured.

Ivie is listed on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' website as the bishop of the Veyo Ward in southern Utah.

Troopers investigating the accident say it is unknown why Ivie, who was traveling south on S.R. 18, crossed into northbound lanes. The road was closed for an extended period of time Saturday for investigation and cleanup.

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