UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | January 26, 2023

Teen Dies After Sunset Boulevard Accident

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A St. George teen has died after crashing his bicycle on Sunset Boulevard.

Around 3:00 p.m. Monday, St. George police received a call that a 17-year-old male had crashed on his bicycle and sustained serious head injuries. Upon arriving on the scene, officials called for Life Flight.

Through independent witnesses, police officials were able to determine the bicyclist was traveling east bound on the north side of the road. After passing Tuweap Drive, he swerved around pedestrians walking on the side walk. The cyclist then went into a rock landscaping area next to the road and struck a large boulder, hitting his head on impact.

The cyclist was not wearing a helmet.

After being flown to Las Vegas for treatment, Clark County officials notified St. George Police that the teen had died as a result of his injuries.

“Our sympathies go out to the family as a result of this tragic accident,” St. George Police Captain James Van Fleet said in a release on Facebook, “The name of the 17-year-old male is not being released at this time while the accident is being reconstructed.”