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Two teens injured in Tooele County rollover crash

Posted at 9:58 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 23:58:03-04

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah – Two teenagers were injured, and one sustained life-threatening injuries after a vehicle rolled in Tooele County Monday evening.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), the incident happened at 7:26 p.m. on SR-36 at mile marker eight.

A 16-year-old male was driving a Land Rover, and a 15-year-old male was a passenger when the crash occurred, UHP said.

The Land Rover went off the road to the right, then went back to the left before it overturned, UHP said. Both teens were wearing seatbelts.

“Two medical helicopters were sent to the scene and the road was closed for 10-15 minutes, no traffic was affected,” UHP wrote in a statement. “Both occupants were flown out, one in serious condition the other critical with possible life-threatening injuries.”

The cause of the crash is still being investigated by UHP officials.

Two teens were injured in a rollover off SR-36 in Tooele County
Photo courtesy Utah Highway Patrol
July 16, 2018