2 children critically injured in head-on crash, driver faces DUI charges

Posted at 5:22 PM, Oct 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-18 19:22:51-04

OGDEN, Utah – A woman is facing multiple felony charges relating to a crash that critically injured two young children Friday.

The wrong-way crash occurred around 11:35 a.m. on 300 West and 21st Street in Ogden when a vehicle collided head on with another car, and two females, ages 5 and 6, were taken to a hospital in critical condition.

An adult female and an infant who were in the vehicle with the injured children did not suffer injuries.

According to a press release from the Ogden Police Department, 59-year-old Lauretta Jensen was driving against traffic and faces two counts of DUI causing seriously bodily injury as third-degree felonies, two counts of class A DUI resulting in bodily injury, operating the wrong way against traffic and class B drug charges.

The press release issued Saturday stated the two children remained in critical condition at Primary Children’s Hospital.

The release stated Jensen’s, “preliminary blood alcohol content was greater than three times the legal limit of 0.08.”

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.