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Multiple high schoolers critically injured in crash near Richfield

By Lauren Bennett, KSL.com | Updated - Dec. 17, 2019 at 3:27 p.m. | Posted - Dec. 17, 2019 at 3:09 p.m.



RICHFIELD — Four Richfield High School students were flown via helicopter to a hospital after suffering critical injuries in a car crash on Tuesday, Utah Highway Patrol officials said.

The driver, who was also a student, was eastbound in a silver/gray Jeep Cherokee on a dirt road called “CC Road,” located west of Richfield, troopers said.

Officials initially said the road was located east of the town but later corrected the information in a news release.

Troopers said the teen was driving at a high rate of speed about 12 p.m. when they lost control and drove off the right side of the roadway, into a deep ravine.

Two of the five students in the Jeep wore seat belts.

High schoolers often drive on the dirt road during their lunch breaks from school, troopers said.

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