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Two Ironman cyclists sent to hospital after being struck by vehicle

Oct 30, 2022, 8:00 PM
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St. George Police Department in St. George on Friday June 10, 2022. Photo credit; Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News.

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Two cyclists were sent to the hospital with severe injuries after being struck by a vehicle Saturday. The incident happened during the Ironman race, in which the two cyclists participated.

According to a probable cause statement, the crash took place near Telegraph Street and Slow Creek Lane. Washington County police officers arrived at approximately 10:58 a.m.

Upon their arrival, officers noticed both cyclists had “serious bodily injuries,” according to the probable cause statement.

Both cyclists were transported to St. George Regional Hospital due to the severity of their injuries.

The driver of the car has been identified as Diana Marie Linford. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle, according to the probable cause statement.

During an interview, Linford admitted to smoking Marijuana that morning. She also admitted to having illegal narcotics in her vehicle.

She has been booked with two charges of causing an accident with serious bodily injury while under the influence of illegal narcotics and for failing to obey a flagger.

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Two Ironman cyclists sent to hospital after being struck by vehicle