1 of 2 boys hit by SUV in South Jordan dies

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SOUTH JORDAN — The family of the 9-year-old who was hit and killed by an SUV has identified him as Brayden Long.

Brayden was one of two boys hit by the SUV while they were riding an electronic bicycle on Wednesday, and he died from his injuries Thursday, police said.

"We are heartbroken to learn that a child in our community has passed away today," South Jordan Mayor Dawn Ramsey said in a statement. "I offer my heartfelt condolences to the families impacted by this loss and truly tragic accident."

The second boy remained in serious condition on Thursday, city leaders said. His name has not been released.

The 9-year-old boys were critically injured when they were hit by an SUV in South Jordan at 11400 South and 2200 West about noon, said South Jordan Police Sgt. Eric Anderson.

The children were taken to Primary Children's Hospital. One was flown to the hospital and the other was taken by ambulance.

A Unified ambulance arrived on scene quickly, before officers could arrive, Anderson said. The person who called 911 described the boys as being unconscious with lacerations.

The driver of the SUV, a 44-year-old woman, stayed on scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said.

A crash accident reconstruction team investigated the incident. Anderson said it is too early to know whether the driver of the SUV could face charges.

Police have not yet said what caused the crash. They do not believe impairment was a factor.

Contributing: Andrew Adams, Arianne Brown


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Ashley Imlay covers state politics and breaking news for KSL.com. A lifelong Utahn, Ashley has also worked as a reporter for the Deseret News and is a graduate of Dixie State University.


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