A teenager was killed in a collision that involved two vehicles just outside of Arches National Park.
After arriving at a stop sign on Arches Scenic Drive at about 1:41 p.m., the driver of a 2012 Jeep CJ was attempting to make a left turn onto the southbound section of State Road 191 when it was hit by a 2013 Toyota RAV4 that was heading north, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
The impact of the collision cased the Jeep to roll and the RAV4 to spin and come to a stop in the roadway. The passenger in the Toyota was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Colorado where she later died. The 15-year-old is believed to have been wearing her seatbelt incorrectly at the time of the accident.
The other three passengers in the vehicle, including a 5-year-old child, were all properly restrained and suffered only minor injuries.
At this time, police do not suspect that alcohol, drugs, or speeding were factors in the accident.