HURRICANE, Washington County A pregnant woman and her toddler were killed in a traffic accident near here Thursday.
Rebecca Leann Lopez, 35, of St. George, along with her unborn baby, died at the scene. She was eight months pregnant. Her daughter, 2-year-old Bo Elizabeth Lopez, died a short time later after she was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Lopez was wearing a seat belt, and her daughter was in a car seat.
The driver of the other vehicle, Mickey Lyons, 44, of Hurricane, was also taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.
Just before 9:30 p.m., two vehicles collided in the 3000 West block of state Route 9, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. UHP's preliminary investigation said a pickup truck driven by Lyons was traveling east then crossed the center lane into westbound traffic lanes and collided head-on with the car Lopez was driving.