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Boy remains 'extremely critical' after St. George I-15 rollover crash

Published August 2, 2012 9:13 am

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One of two brothers injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 15 near St. George remained in "extremely critical" condition on Thursday, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson said the 18-year-old driver apparently fell asleep just before 8 a.m. Wednesday as his southbound car passed mile post 8. The vehicle went off the right shoulder, rolled and struck a power pole.

Both the driver and his 15-year-old brother, who was a passenger, were initially transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center. While the 18-year-old sustained only minor injuries, his brother, who was ejected as the car rolled, sustained life-threatening injuries. The younger boy, accompanied by his brother, was later flown to a hospital in Las Vegas.

The boys' names were not released.

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