Authorities: 8 Teens Injured, 2 Critically, After Wednesday Crash In Carbon County
PRICE, Carbon County — Two youths suffered critical injuries after a rollover crash that took place in a recreation area near Price on Wednesday evening, authorities say.
The crash took place about 8 p.m. Wednesday on a dirt road near Pinnacle Peak, about 5 miles west of Price, Carbon County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Whitney Coonrod told KSL.com on Friday.
Eight youths, between the ages of 16 and 18, were in a Chevrolet Tahoe in the area, according to Coonrod. The group of friends was on their way to the mountains to go for a ride, she added.
At some point, the Tahoe rolled and fuel spilled out, causing the car to catch fire, the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. The car was engulfed in flames when first responders arrived, officials said.
Fire crews put out the blaze and medical personnel treated the victims. All eight were transported to a local hospital. Six were treated and released, but two were transferred to another facility in critical condition, officials said.
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