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Gust of wind leads to rollover crash in Mesquite

Posted at 4:25 PM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 19:25:01-04

A woman is dead after a rollover crash on southbound Interstate 15 between mile markers 121 and 122.

Police say that on July 7 around 5:22 p.m., a 2008 Ford pickup with two people inside was hauling a camper. A big gust of wind blew the vehicle and the camper out of its travel lane. The driver over-corrected and lost control, causing the vehicle to go off the road and roll over. 

52-year-old Cathey Hooper, who was a passenger, was ejected from the vehicle. She was declared dead at the scene.

The male driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.