DUI cited in Price 3-car collision
A three-car collision directly in front of Walmart closed a busy section of Price's Highway 55 Saturday afternoon, as traffic was diverted for more than 45 minutes while public safety officials worked to sort out the widely scattered crash site.
According to Price City Police Sgt. Kelley Maynes, the chain reaction began when an eastbound Chevrolet Lumina drifted into the westbound lane at about 5 p.m. and collided with a Toyota Camry. The impact spun the Toyota and tore free several of its wheels, causing it to smash into a Ford Taurus which was exiting the Walmart parking lot.
The Taurus came to a stop just west of the Walmart entrance and none of the vehicle's five passengers required treatment.
The Camry came to rest on the south side of the highway, just east of Pizza Hut. Its three adult occupants were transported to Castleview Hospital, where they were treated and released with minor injuries.
"The way this accident looked, the injuries could have been much more severe," said the sergeant. "Everyone involved was wearing their seatbelts and because of that, major injuries if not death were avoided."
After making impact with the Camry, the Lumina continued eastbound with enough speed to mount the curb smash into a light pole. The pole's base, which was made of concrete, was dislodged from its foundation and tipped approximately 20 degrees.
The driver, and only occupant, Bobbi Rose Sheffield, 33, of Price, was transported to Castleview Hospital for treatment. At the hospital, she was cited and released for illegal lane travel, driving on a suspended license and DUI alcohol.