News Short: Teens injured after rollover near Colorado City, Arizona


ST. GEORGE — Two teens were injured Sunday afternoon during a rollover after the driver lost control of his vehicle in Mohave County, Arizona.

Rollover on Rosy Canyon Road just west of Cane Beds Road in Fredonia, Arizona, April 3, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Jeremy Holm via Facebook, St. George News
Rollover on Rosy Canyon Road just west of Cane Beds Road in Fredonia, Arizona, April 3, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Jeremy Holm via Facebook, St. George News

Just before 1 p.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to a reported single-car rollover on Rosy Canyon Road just west of Cane Beds Road, Hildale-Colorado City Fire Chief Kevin Barlow said. 

As emergency personnel arrived, they found a Jeep upside down with the wheels in the air, Barlow said, adding that the teenage driver reported he was traveling southbound on County Highway 237 just south of the Utah border.

As the driver attempted to negotiate a sharp turn, he lost control of his Jeep, which began to roll with three other teenagers inside.

All occupants were able to extricate themselves, Barlow said, but were unable to call for help using their cell phones due to a lack of service in that area. One of the boys walked approximately half of a mile to the nearest residence on Cane Beds Road, where he was able to call 911.

The four occupants were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, two of the teens with reported injuries. The remaining two were transported as a precaution, Barlow said.

The rollover rendered the Jeep inoperable following the accident, and it was towed from the scene.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office,  Hildale-Colorado City Fire Department, and Hildale-Colorado City Fire Department Ambulance responded to the scene.

No other information was available at the time of this report.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

UPDATED April 4, 2016, 8:45 a.m. with photo from Jeremy Holm. The rural area is within Mohave County and some distance from Fredonia, Arizona; lead sentence clarified.

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  • BIG GUY April 4, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Geographic confusion in the fire chief’s report. For starters, Fredonia is about 30 miles from Hilldale and Cane Beds and the accident was several miles from Cane Beds, not near Fredonia. County Road 237, which the sheriff calls Rosy Canyon Road, does run south from the Utah border but that portion of 237 is north and a little east of the Cane Beds settlement, not west. County Road 237 then turns due west, is called Cane Beds Road, passes through Cane Beds itself and continues west until it reaches U.S. 389. Since Cane Beds Road runs east-west, saying something is “due west” of it doesn’t make much sense. Maybe the chief’s report was part of local officials’ plans to keep the rest of us out the area.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic April 4, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Well, it’s a rural area with dirt roads that aren’t officially designated on maps, Big Guy. County Road 237 is identified as Fredonia, Arizona; a better location identifier would be the county. I will make that clarification.

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