Some hospitalized after head-on crash on SR-59 near Hilldale

WASHINGTON COUNTY, UT – Three people, including an infant, were transported to a hospital after a two-vehicle crash near Hilldale Saturday. 

The collision occurred on State Route 59 before 6 p.m., according to St. George News

A driver of a Buick Rendezvous was heading west along SR-59, and a red GMC Envoy was traveling east. 

Police speculated that the driver of the Buick Rendezvous was under the influence of alcohol as she crossed the center of the road and crashed into the GMC Envoy. 

In addition, police found an open bottle of wine in the center console of the Buick. 

The impact of the collision led the GMC to roll over and the Buick to come to rest several yards away. 

After the Buick driver crossed into the highway’s eastbound lanes, both cars collided on the driver’s side, which caused the GMC to flip over and the driver to lose control of the vehicle. 

Police identified the Buick driver as 55-year-old Kristina Gibson. 

It is unclear if Gibson was injured. What is known, however, is that she was arrested for an alleged DUI and booked into custody for several misdemeanor charges, which include driving with an open container, being an alcohol-restricted driver, and driving under the influence. 

The infant from the GMC was properly belted and was unharmed. Although, he was transported to St. George Regional Hospital for medical evaluation. 

The rest of the GMC occupants – a driver, a front seat passenger, and another passenger – sustained serious and potentially non-life-threatening injuries. 

If you and your family were seriously injured in a drunk driving crash in Utah caused by a reckless driver, the Utah drunk driving accident attorneys from Swenson & Shelley PLLC are ready to hold the at-fault driver accountable for their actions and get you compensated for your injuries and lost income incurred from the crash. Call us at (801) 509-5581 or submit a contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. 

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.