Santa Clara woman identified as victim in Washington County crash

Southern Utah

WASHINGTON COUNTY (ABC4 News) – The woman killed in a head-on collision on State Route 18 in Washington County Tuesday afternoon has been identified.

Troopers say the victim’s name is Alyssa S. Jenkins. They say she is 30 from Santa Clara.

Utah Highway Patrol said dispatch was notified about the crash near mile marker 15 around 1:30 p.m.

Troopers said Jenkins was traveling northbound and drifted over the centerline while a semi-truck pulling a side dump trailer was traveling southbound.

The two vehicles collided, and Jenkins was forced off the road. The semi continued after impact for several yards before skidding to a stop. Troopers said the dump trailer jackknifed and overturned blocking the northbound lane of travel.

Jenkins was killed in the crash. The male driver of the semi-truck was taken to the hospital in fair condition.

Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

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