Missing person search ends with tragedy in Iron County

A missing person search led to this vehicle where a woman was found dead, Beryl, Utah, July 1, 2013 | Photo courtesy of the Iron County Sheriff's Office, St. George News

IRON COUNTY — An overnight missing person search in rural Iron County ended when a 48-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday morning outside her vehicle. The woman’s car had rolled several times near the community of Beryl, Utah.

Carol Seger of Beryl reportedly left her home on Monday en route to the community mailbox a few miles from her home but did not return, according to a statement from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.

A family member and friends along with Iron County Sheriff deputies, began searching for Seger throughout the night but were unsuccessful in locating her or her vehicle.

At approximately 5:57 a.m., Cedar Communications received a 911 call from a member of Seger’s family reporting that they had located the vehicle. During the initial scene investigation it was determined that Sager’s vehicle was traveling westbound on 5600 North when it left the dirt roadway, veered off into a vacant sagebrush field, and rolled over several times.

It appeared Seger was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and died at the scene of the rollover, according to the statement. At this time it does not appear that alcohol or drugs were a factor in this incident, however the crash is still being investigated.

Ed. note: The accident victim’s last name is Seger, not Sager; source error.

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  • Angelica July 1, 2014 at 5:12 pm


    • Joyce Kuzmanic July 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you Angelica, the name was provided with two spellings; correction has already been made.
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      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

  • killjoy July 1, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Too young

  • Bender July 1, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Seat belts, every time. This crash appears, from picture above, to have been survivable for a restrained occupant.

    • Pat Graham July 1, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Yes it may have been but she couldn’t wear her seat belt comfortably after surgeries. Another thing that may have prevented her death was just revealed to me a little while ago by her husband. She may have survived even without her seat belt if the airbags had deployed but they did not deploy on either side.

      • Bender July 1, 2014 at 10:36 pm

        I can’t tell what make of car this is from the image above. If it was a GM product and the air bags did not deploy because of a faulty ignition switch, her estate may have some redress. Some Chrysler products may have similar issues.

  • Pat Graham July 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    At this time I would like to apologize to Mr. Drew Allred. After speaking with the editor for over an hour and comparing everything it seems that Mr. Allred after cleaning it up reported the information he was given but it was given too early in the investigation and they had even spelled Loraine’s last name wrong. There will be a follow up at a later time.

  • Sharp July 2, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Air bags don’t deploy if the seatbelt is not on. Too much force in the air bag without some restraint from the belt. Air bags are very violent if timing is not right.

  • Airbag July 2, 2014 at 11:51 am

    They can deploy with or without the seat belt on. Google is a good source to check.

    • Airbag July 2, 2014 at 11:55 am

      It depends on force of impact on the sensors not if the seat belt was worn or not, enough force and airbags deploy regardless of if you have a belt on or not.

  • angelica July 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you for correcting the last name. I know it was probably provided to your team incorrectly. This is my dad’s wife, it’s unfortunate.

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