WASHINGTON COUNTY, UT. (THECOUNT) — Melody Young, of Colorado City, Arizona, has been identified as the young victim killed in a head-on collision in Washington County, Utah, on Saturday afternoon.

Young, 17, was operating a Ford Fiesta on westbound on Utah 59, in Hurricane, Washington, UT, Saturday around 4:30 p.m., when a pickup truck pulling a trailer northbound lost control and struck her vehicle.


Young was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the crash.

A crash report noted that the victim was wearing a seatbelt and was likely killed instantly upon impact.

Police reported a red Ford F250 was traveling westbound on Utah 59, in Hurricane, Washington, UT pulling a two-axle trailer when it lost control and crossed into eastbound traffic. As the F250 crossed the center line that’s when it struck Young, who was driving eastbound in a Ford Fiesta. source

The driver of the truck suffered a broken leg and was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Police do not believe speed or impairment were factors and no one was cited in the crash.

Anyone with additional information on the deadly accident may contact Utah police via 911.

Hurricane is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area. Its population was 13,748 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Along with several other areas of southwestern Utah, the Hurricane area has seen large population growth since the 1970s, according to Wikipedia.

Colorado City is a town in Mohave County, Arizona, United States, and is located in a region known as the Arizona Strip. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town was 4,821. At least three Mormon fundamentalist sects are said to have been based there, according to Wikipedia.