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Provo Police: 3-year-old dead, 8-month-old injured in 4-vehicle crash

PROVO, Utah — A four vehicle crash killed a 3-year-old child Sunday afternoon, Provo Police said.

Credit: Provo Police

A medical helicopter also flew an 8-month-old child to Primary Children’s hospital. As of Sunday night, the child was said to be in critical condition.

The crash took place about 4:48 p.m., at the intersection of 3700 North and University Avenue.

Provo police detective Nick Dupaix said three cars were in the southbound left-turn lane on University Avenue waiting to turn, when a fourth vehicle struck them from behind.

The first crash resulted in a chain reaction involving all four cars.

Credit: Provo Police

Dupaix said the the fourth car was traveling the speed limit when it hit the cars.

The 3-year-old and 8-month-old were in the third car and struck by the fourth car. Dupaix said the mother and father in that car also sustained injuries, but non-life threatening.

 

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