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Two children killed in St. George crash, father critical and suspected of DUI

Oct 29, 2023, 8:15 PM | Updated: Dec 12, 2023, 10:38 am

ST. GEORGE — Two young boys were killed on Sunday evening in a car crash. Their father, suspected of possible DUI, is critically injured and in the ICU as of Monday.

Police said the incident occurred around 5:20 p.m. on Dixie Drive. They said a black passenger car was traveling southbound when it crossed into northbound lanes. The vehicle then hit a metal power pole on the side of the road.

According to a Facebook post by St. George police, an adult male driving the vehicle needed to be extricated. There were also two young children in the back seat and both are in critical condition.

Police announced later that witnesses observed the two boys badly injured in the back of the car. They immediately broke windows to free the boys, ages 4 and 9, and began trying to save their lives. Both boys were not breathing and tragically succumbed to their injuries.

The driver, and father of the young boys, was transported to an area hospital with significant injuries. He remains in the ICU as of Oct. 30.

Later, police said that they were looking for a Ford pickup that was traveling northbound on Dixie Drive at the time of the incident.

Police said that “speed and impairment appear to be major contributing factors in this crash.”

The St. George Accident Reconstruction Team is currently conducting an investigation.

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