Fatal Car Accident
(ST. GEORGE, Utah) – 21 year old Whitney Kopenhefer of St. George passed away last night after being involved in a single vehicle traffic accident at Red Cliffs Drive and East Ridge Drive in St. George. 22 year old Johanna Crawford of St. George was also involved in the traffic accident. Johanna was transported to the Dixie Regional Medical Center with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries. The St George Police Department is investigating the accident to determine a cause. Preliminary investigation reveals that speed and alcohol may be contributing factors in this accident. The vehicle was traveling south on Red Cliffs Dr. and went off the road near East Ridge Drive. The vehicle appears to of collided with a traffic pole, ran through a chain link fence then collided with a cement barrier/culvert. After hitting the culvert the vehicle rolled several times.