PHOTO: A 3-year-old girl was killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 15 Sunday afternoon.
The incident occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. in the southbound lanes near mile marker 61, just south of Cedar City’s north I-15 exit.
Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Ryan Bauer said the vehicle, a silver 1993 Toyota 4Runner, was heading south on the freeway with three occupants: an adult male driver, an adult female passenger, both in their 20s, and a 3-year-old female child, who was sitting behind the front seats.
“The baby is sitting in the back and she starts to cry. So, the driver reaches around to try to give her a bottle or cup,” Bauer told Cedar City News. “When he does that, the car goes over on the right shoulder. When he realizes that, he tries to pull it back to the left, which causes the car to start sliding out of control, across the freeway.”