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Four injured, two critically, in Provo Canyon crash
First Published May 27 2013 02:02 pm • Last Updated Dec 07 2013 11:32 pm

Four people were injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Provo Canyon.

About 12:47 p.m., a Chevrolet Suburban going south on U.S. 189 pulled off to the right and tried to make a U-turn near mile post 9. But in doing so, it turned in front of a southbound Nissan Versa, which T-boned the Suburban, said Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson.

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The three women in the Suburban were not hurt, but all four people in the Versa were taken to the hospital. The 44-year-old driver, Ruth Peterson of Springville, had a broken back, and her 18-year-old front-seat passenger had back and rib injuries. A 12-year-old boy in the backseat injured his head and a 16-year-old boy in the backseat injured his right leg — neither were wearing seat belts, according to UHP.

The driver and 12-year-old were listed in critical condition, and the 18-year-old was taken to the hospital in serious condition, Johnson said. The 16-year-old’s injuries are considered more minor, he said.

Erin Lambert, the 19-year-old driver of the Suburban, was cited in the accident.

Traffic was temporarily reduced to one lane in both directions after the crash, Johnson added.


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Janelle Stecklein contributed to this story.

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