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.