Woman, 26, revived by doctor after 2-car crash near Kanab

KANAB, UT – A 26-year-old woman was hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash and a medical episode near Kanab Tuesday. 

The collision occurred around 9 a.m. Highway 89, St. George News reported. A driver of a wide-load vehicle was traveling on the road, along with a blue Nissan Altima, with two occupants and a white Toyota RAV 4 with five passengers. 

The driver of the white Toyota slowed down and pulled over to yield. The driver of the Nissan did not. After the driver of the wide load passed, the Nissan and Toyota collided. Officials said the Nissan driver “may have been distracted by the wide load” to have not noticed that the other driver yielded to the load. 

One of the passengers, a 26-year-old woman, had a medical issue. Another driver, not involved in the collision, happened to catch a glimpse of the problem. The driver, who happens to be a cardiologist, performed CPR measures on the woman until first responders arrived at the scene. 

The unidentified 26-year-old woman was then airlifted to St. George Regional Hospital, whose current condition is unknown. 

No one else was harmed in the crash. 

More details will be posted if it becomes available. 

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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.