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Utah County ATV crash girl still critical, but may be making some progress
A teenage girl remained in critical condition but her vital signs reportedly were improving on Tuesday, three days after she suffered extensive head injuries in a Utah County all-terrain vehicle crash.
Utah County sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said Deborah Benedict, 17, of Hobble Creek Canyon, still had a long recovery ahead of her, but he said he understood she had been "largely stabilized."
Benedict was riding on an ATV about 5:45 p.m. Sunday with two other teenagers, a boy and girl, when it crashed in the Left Hand Fork area of the canyon. The ATV slid about 100 feet before coming to a stop.