2 seriously hurt in Parowan crash caused by alleged drunk driver 

PAROWAN, UT – A man and woman sleeping in a camper (connected by a pickup truck) sustained serious injuries when they were struck by a suspected impaired driver Saturday. 

This collision happened at 300 East along 100 South near the Parowan City Pool, St. George News reported. Police indicated that the impaired driver – 25-year-old Chase Neuenschwander – was traveling at a high rate in his white Jeep SUV, going anywhere between 50 to 100 mph, before hitting the pickup truck.

As seen in the photos, the Jeep struck a curb and suffered serious front-end damage. The impact of the wreck almost led Neuenschwander to strike a utility pole. 

The man and woman from the camper sustained serious spinal injuries, and the passenger with Neuenschwander also suffered severe wounds (several lacerations that needed stitches.) 

Neuenschwander wasn’t injured but was transported to Cedar City Hospital for medical clearance. He took sobriety tests after police discovered the smell of alcohol on his breath. However, they declined to mention his exact BAC level. Nonetheless, they booked him to the Iron County Jail, and he faces “suspicion of two counts of negligently operating a vehicle resulting in serious bodily injury, each a third-degree felony, and reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor.” 

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Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.