Authorities identify woman from Hurricane killed in crash

Posted at 7:31 PM, Aug 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-08 17:31:30-04

HURRICANE, Utah — A woman suffered fatal injuries and a man was taken to  a hospital in stable condition Friday after a crash involving two vehicles in Hurricane.

Saturday, authorities identified the deceased woman as 51-year-old Nani L. Furse, 51, of Hurricane.

According to information from Sgt. Brandon Buell, Hurricane City Police Department, emergency crews were dispatched to 1150 West State Street in Hurricane around 4:09 p.m. Photos from the scene courtesy of St. George News show the aftermath and emergency response.

There was a crash involving a Pontiac Bonneville and a GMC Sierra truck, and the 51-year-old female driver of the Pontiac, Furse, was extricated from the vehicle and taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition. Furse died due to her injuries around 5 p.m.

The 36-year-old male driving the truck was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Buell states preliminary investigations indicate the truck was traveling west on State Street and approaching the intersection of 1150 West while the Pontiac was traveling south on 1150 West and approaching the same intersection. Both vehicles entered that intersection and collided, and Buell states “The crash is still under investigation to determine the cause.”

Personnel from the Hurricane City Police Department, Utah Highway Patrol, LaVerkin City Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Utah Department of Transportation and Hurricane Valley Fire District all responded and assisted.

According to Hurricane City police, Furse’s family has, “asked that we express how grateful they are for those who stopped, and for those first responders who arrived and attended to Nani. They are thankful for the love and support they have received during this very difficult time.”

Buell states, “Our hearts go out to the families involved; this is such a tragic accident.”

Click here for additional photos and details from St. George News.