ST. GEORGE — Two patients required medical care after an incident involving two vehicles on 200 East, one of them a St. George Police Department patrol vehicle.

One passenger from a Honda CR-V was transported to the hospital after an incident involving a St. George Police Department vehicle on 100 South and 200 East in St. George, Utah, March 5, 2024 | Photo by Haven Scott, St. George News

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cameron Roden told St. George News troopers were called to the scene to take over the investigation due to a St. George police officer being involved.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, an officer driving a Chevrolet Tahoe was driving south on 200 East when it reportedly ran into the side of a Honda CR-V sport utility vehicle traveling west on 100 South in downtown St. George, Roden said.

The Honda CR-V was hit on the passenger side and came to rest in the eastbound direction with one occupant with unspecified injuries transported to the St. George Regional Hospital. Officers on the scene transported the officer who was driving the police vehicle to the hospital. He had minor injuries, Roden added.

Although the officer was on duty at the time of the incident, Roden could not say whether the policeman was responding to an emergency as the investigation was still ongoing.

Photo shows the damage to a St. George Police Department Chevrolet Tahoe after an incident on 200 East in St. George, Utah, March 5, 2024 | Photo by Haven Scott, St. George News

“The incident occurred at an intersection with a traffic light, but the investigation is still early and ongoing as to which light was green versus red,” Roden said by phone from northern Utah. “The troopers are still conducting interviews with eyewitnesses to determine the cause. I just don’t have those reports yet.”

St. George Police Department Public Information Officer Tiffany Mitchell told St. George News highway patrol troopers took over the investigation to ensure there was no conflict of interest but could not comment further.

Roden said no citations have been issued since troopers have yet to complete their investigation.

St. George Fire Department responded to the incident to assist medical personnel and Gold Cross Ambulance provided transportation services to the hospital for one patient.

This report is based on statements from court records, police or other responders and may not contain the full scope of findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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