26-year-old man killed in single-vehicle rollover

A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a 26-year-old man Monday afternoon after the vehicle left the roadway and rolled multiple times on eastbound Interstate 70 near milepost 153, west of Green River, Utah, May 15, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a 26-year-old man Monday afternoon on Interstate 70 after the vehicle left the roadway and rolled multiple times.

A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a 26-year-old man Monday afternoon after the vehicle left the roadway and rolled multiple times on eastbound Interstate 70 near milepost 153, west of Green River, Utah, May 15, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

At approximately 4:32 p.m., Jason R. Hoth, of Salt Lake City, was driving a 2004 Nissan Xterra on I-70 East near milepost 153, west of Green River, according to a statement issued by the Utah Highway Patrol.

“For an unknown reason, the vehicle drifted off the road to the left, the driver corrected back onto the roadway and then, the driver overcorrected and the vehicle went off the road to the left into the median where it rolled multiple times,” highway patrol officials said.

Hoth was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to the statement.

A 26-year-old female passenger was removed from the vehicle by some motorists at the scene, officials said. The woman was subsequently transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.

“It appears that both occupants were wearing seat belts,” UHP troopers said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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8 Comments

  • DB May 16, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    It may or may not apply in this case, but some SUV drivers think they are invincible simply because they are driving an SUV.

    • comments May 16, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Well, they got that high center of gravity. If ur going 90+, looking away from the road because ur playing with ur phone etc., then drift off to the side of the road, and then overcorrect then ur in trouble. Plus most SUV’s from that era didn’t have all this fancy stability control stuff.

    • bschwartz May 17, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      it definitely didn’t apply in this case. you cant have this type of opinion on an image like this, friends and family are hurt and you want to take it upon yourself and have this. so please be kind and keep your opinions like this to yourself

  • Caveat_Emptor May 17, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Having owned a series of Xterras over the years, I was surprised to see what happened to these folks. Air bags, and seat belts, would typically have saved lives in a roll over.
    No question, the lack of “stability control” was a factor in the driver losing control, leading to a roll over, as the center of gravity sits relatively high……

    • comments May 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Since u owned a bunch of these xterra things. Assume you want to go 90mph and keep it there. What kinda mpg would u be getting? 13? 14?

      • comments May 17, 2017 at 10:33 am

        Reason I ask is I got a mid-size SUV and the thing sucks gas like a pig anything over 70. And at 65-70 I’m getting at most 17-18 driving like a granny. It’s also a v6.

        • Caveat_Emptor May 18, 2017 at 7:06 pm

          2003 Xterra – V-6 – Part Time 4wd – 5 speed manual – was lucky to beat 16/17 mpg if driven on the highway at 65/70 mph.
          2007 Xterra – V-6 – Part Time 4wd – 6 speed manual – did a little better getting 17/18 mpg at highway speeds.
          2015 Xterra (Final Year of Production) – V-6 – Part Time 4wd – Automatic Transmission – about the same at 17/18 mpg…..

          Aerodynamic drag is a huge drawback for these old school designs, however, you appreciate the body on truck frame design when you get off road, or into deep snow.

          • comments May 19, 2017 at 10:11 pm

            you sure do. thanks 😉

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