Rollover accident on I-15 kills 2, closes southbound traffic near St. George

Published: Wednesday, July 18 2012 9:48 p.m. MDT

James Gardner and his six-year-old son Darrell were killed after their Dodge Dakota rolled twice and caught fire near St. George Wednesday evening.

Photo Courtesy of Kathy Noel

ST. GEORGE — A fatal car accident near St. George killed two people and caused southbound traffic to be diverted Wednesday evening.

Only a single vehicle appears to be involved in the crash. According to Utah Highway Patrol Corporal Todd Johnson a pick-up drifted to the right while travelling southbound, overcorrected and rolled twice in the median, catching fire at mile marker 12.5 outside of St. George.

James Gardner, 48 of West Jordan, and his six-year-old son, Darrell, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Johnson said that southbound traffic was diverted at mile-marker 13. The investigation is ongoing.

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