Fatal Vehicle Accident near Warner Valley

At approximately 5:15 A.M. on 09/22/2012 Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies, Washington City Police Officers, Washington City Firefighters and BLM Rangers were dispatched on a single vehicle accident, off road, south of Washington Dam Road. The accident had been called in by one of the accident victims who was disoriented and unsure of their exact location. The location of the accident was discovered shortly after 6:00 A.M. It appeared that a single vehicle had gone over a cliff near Warner Valley. Washington County Search and Rescue and Lifeflight were called to assist. One male and two female accident victims were found. Deputies and Firefighters at the scene determined that two of the occupants of the vehicle were deceased. A third injured occupant was recovered by Search and Rescue and Washington City fire personnel and transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center by Lifeflight. The Utah State Medical Examiner’s office responded to the scene to determine cause of death. A Washington County Sheriff’s Office accident investigator is currently investigating the circumstances of the accident. Names of the surviving and deceased victims are being withheld pending identification and notifications of their families. Recovery of the accident vehicle will be coordinated through the BLM.