Alan Alldredge, Kane County Sheriff’s Office
As of 3:00 PM Friday October 12, 2012
Rollover accident in Kane County ends in fatality.
At approximately 9:00 AM Friday October 12, 2012, Kane County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a 911 call from an individual stating that they had been involved in a rollover accident. The accident had occurred around 9:00 PM the night before.
The three occupants of a 1998 Ford Explorer had left Kanab, Utah the evening of October 11th with intentions to drive to a friend’s home in the Deer Springs Ranch area of Kane County. The individuals were unfamiliar with the area and became lost. Evening rain storms in Kane County and possibly slick roads may have contributed to the accident. The vehicle slid off the road and rolled, ejecting two females. Ejected were the driver Tanya Sales, 47, and back seat passenger Jaylyne Doramus, 21. The front seat male passenger, Gary Cross, 55, remained in the vehicle. The female ejected from the back seat was fatally injured. The male passenger was able to assist the driver back into the vehicle for shelter from the ongoing rain storm where they remained throughout the night. All three were residents of Kanab.
When it was light enough Friday morning, they were able to find a cell phone in the wreckage to call for help. The phone, which was only being used as a camera, was not activated at the time, but was still able to make a call to 911. Because of the remote area of the wreck, and the occupants being unfamiliar with the area, it took law enforcement officers from Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Kanab City Police, UHP, and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources almost 50 minutes to locate the wreck.
The wreck occurred approximately five miles East of Glendale Utah on the Glendale Bench Road. The injured passengers were treated at the scene and transported by Kane County Ambulance to the Kane County Hospital in Kanab, Utah.
At the time of this press release, both of the injured passengers were still at Kane County Hospital. The body of Miss Doramus was transported to the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation.
As a side note to this story, Jaylyne gave birth to a baby two weeks ago. The baby was safe in Kanab with its father at the time of the accident.