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UHP hunting for hit-and-run pickup and trailer

Child critical » Crash left 7-year-old girl fighting for life.

By Bob Mims

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Aug 01 2014 07:43 am • Last Updated Aug 01 2014 07:24 pm

Law enforcement officers throughout northern Utah were on the lookout Friday for a pickup truck and trailer involved in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 215 that left a 7-year-old girl in critical condition.

Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Dwayne Baird said the incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Thursday when the pickup, purportedly hauling a trailer without rear lights, sideswiped a car on southbound I-215 near 1300 West. The car then crashed into a sound wall on the right side of the freeway.

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Inside the car were four children, none of them properly restrained in child car seats, troopers said. Two of the children were transported to Primary Children’s Hospital, where the 7-year-old girl remained in critical condition, though her vital signs had been stabilized as of Friday.

A 3-year-old also remained hospitalized in satisfactory condition with non-life threatening injuries, UHP said.

Meantime, UHP put out a region-wide "attempt to locate" for the pickup and trailer. The truck was a full-sized Ford, wither black or dark green in color and with front end damage. The trailer was a single-axle utility type rig.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call UHP dispatchers at 801-887-3800.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




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