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Additional details on the four teenagers critically injured in the Richfield area crash.

Tuesday December 17, 2019

DPS Incident Notification 7655 (Crash – Other / Initial Information / Sent: 12-17-2019 15:00)

Section: 10 // District: B

Date: 12-17-2019

Time: 12:06

Location: CC Road/Richfield

Mile Post:

Travel Direction: East

Inv. Agency: Utah Highway Patrol

Initial Description:A silver/gray Jeep Cherokee was traveling East on the CC Road just west of Richfield. The CC Road is a dirt road frequented by teenagers at lunch break from High School. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when the inexperienced teen driver lost control. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and down in to a deep ravine. The vehicle had 5 teenagers inside, 4 of which are critical and were flown from Richfield to the Salt Lake Valley via helicopter. Only 2 in the vehicle were wearing seat belts.

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JDOUGHERTY@UTAH.GOV

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