Teen suffers fractured face, skull after rollover crash in Richfield

Posted at 6:38 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 20:38:57-04

RICHFIELD, Utah – A 19-year-old woman is in critical condition after a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 70 in Richfield Monday morning.

The accident occurred at 11:14 a.m. near mile marker 39. The teenager was traveling east on I-70 when for an unknown reason she drifted to left and into the median, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

The woman corrected back to the right but over-corrected back to the left causing her car to slide sideways into the median, officials say. At that point, her vehicle began to roll through the median and came to rest on its side in westbound lanes.

While the victim was wearing a seat belt, officials say, she suffered fractures to her face and skull.

The teen was taken to Sevier Valley Medical Center by ambulance then air lifted to a Salt Lake City hospital.