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Family's Road Trip Turns Tragic after Deadly Crash on Interstate 15 Near St. George, Utah



Car Crash near St. George
Disclaimer: The image used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

Tragedy recently struck for a Utah family after a deadly crash near St. George, Utah occurred on Interstate 15.


The family, traveling in their SUV, was caught off guard when a deer leaped in front of their vehicle. Reino Kerttula, the driver, made a split-second decision to swerve in an attempt to avoid the animal. However, this maneuver caused the SUV to lose control. The SUV fishtailed, collided with the deer, and then proceeded to roll several times. It ultimately crossed over the median and came to a rest on its side.


Trapped inside the overturned vehicle, the family found themselves in a precarious position, stranded sideways in the path of oncoming traffic. In a desperate attempt to save his children, Reino Kerttula managed to extricate himself from the wreckage. However, as this hero was trying to ensure his children's safety, another tragedy struck. While he was in the midst of the rescue effort, an oncoming vehicle failed to avoid the incident and crashed into Reino, launching him into the air and eventually causing his death. The community is rallying in support, hoping for their speedy recovery from this traumatic ordeal.


Getting into an auto accident can be a traumatic and life-altering experience. In such challenging times, having the right legal representation becomes crucial for ensuring the rights of you and your loved ones are protected. If you or someone you know has recently suffered injuries in a car accident or deadly crash in Utah, Eaton Injury Law is ready to provide the support and legal expertise you need during this challenging time. As a dedicated car accident law firm based in Utah, Eaton Injury Law brings a wealth of experience and a compassionate approach to every case. For a free consultation, reach out to Eaton Injury Law at 385-333-7711, or email legalteam@eatonlawgroup.com for professional guidance and representation.


Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Eaton Injury Law immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  


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