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Boy critically injured, SR-201 lane closed after crash in Magna

Posted at 10:20 AM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 15:09:18-04

MAGNA, Utah — A crash that left a 10-year-old boy with critical injuries forced officials to close the left lane of traffic on eastbound SR-201 in Magna Monday morning.

The crash happened near 7400 W and mile post eight.

A representative for Utah Highway Patrol said one car rear-ended another vehicle with three children and a father inside. The boy who suffered critical injuries was taken by helicopter to a hospital.

“He was flown to Primary Children’s [Hospital]. He was talking at the scene. Medics think he’s probably going to be OK, but they wanted to make sure they get him up there and get him checked out as a precaution,” a UHP spokesman said.

The Utah Department of Transportation estimates the lane will reopen by 10:35 a.m.