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Woman dies in I-15 rollover in Southern Utah

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A rollover on Interstate 15 near Kolob Canyons left a woman dead after she was ejected from her truck Saturday afternoon.

Officers and emergency responders were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover on southbound I-15 near mile marker 39 just south of New Harmony involving a Toyota pickup truck shortly before 1 p.m.

The overturned pickup was located several feet off the roadway with the driver no longer in the vehicle, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jake Hicks said.

The driver was ejected during the crash and pronounced dead at the scene, Hicks said.

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Car plunges 200 feet off bridge in the Gorge, driver missing

ST. GEORGE  A suspect wanted in connection with an alleged sex offense with a minor in Hurricane fled from police Friday, and shortly after entering Arizona the man’s vehicle drove off a cliff and plunged hundreds of feet before crashing into the Virgin River. According to the St. George News.

The incident began at 8 a.m. when Hurricane Police officers responded to a report of a sexual offense involving a man and a juvenile female, Hurricane Police officer Ken Thompson said in a statement released Friday evening.

Officers were told the suspect fled the area shortly before their arrival. An “attempt to locate” alert was broadcast to officers in the area to be on the lookout for a silver Honda Accord that was spotted several hours later heading south on Interstate 15. When the officer attempted to stop the car, the suspect fled and officers pursued.

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Severe weather, multiple I-15 crashes reported in southern Utah

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah – Multiple crashes have been reported along I-15 in Washington County and the National Weather Service said strong thunderstorms have developed near Parowan along I-15 and will remain through 5:00 p.m. tonight.

Additional thunderstorm activity has been reported near the southwest portion of Utah Lake with almost an inch of rain falling near Tintic Junction in less than half an hour.

Crashes on southbound I-15 at mileposts 36, 38 and 42 and another crash at milepost 39 on northbound I-15 have congested traffic in southern Utah; those crashes are expected to be cleared around 5 p.m. tonight.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox tweeted the weather forced him to pull off the road and cars are sliding off the freeway.

The National Weather Service is also warning drivers to slow down in the area.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as new information becomes available.