HILDALE, Washington County — A Washington City man was killed in a head-on crash Thursday on state Route 59 during rainy conditions, the Utah Highway Patrol said.
Nathan Boon, 43, was westbound about sixmiles north of Hildale around 11:40 a.m. when he lost control of his Toyota Yaris and spun into oncoming traffic, the UHP said. The Yaris' passenger side hit an eastbound Ford Escape head-on and Boon died at the scene from his injuries, the agency said.Comment on this story
The male driver of the Escape was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George in stable condition. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected as factors in the crash. The UHP said in a statement that speed is preliminarily believed to have contributed to Boon losing control of his vehicle and that "the highway was wet from heavy rainfall" when the crash occurred.
Both directions of S.R. 59 were closed to traffic, the Utah Department of Transportation said. The scene was cleared by about 1:30 p.m.