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Police release names of 2 children who died after 3-car crash in Ogden

Posted at 12:23 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 23:08:47-04

NORTH OGDEN, Utah —  Four people were taken to hospitals with serious injuries after a crash involving three vehicles in North Ogden Tuesday morning.

Wednesday afternoon, police released the names of two children who died as a result of their injuries: 13-year-old Troy Cox and 11-year-old Molly Cox. They were brother and sister.

North Ogden Police responded to 1750 North and 400 East around 8:24 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a report of the crash.

“The preliminary information is that the Chrysler was southbound on 400 E. and drifted into oncoming traffic, hitting the Toyota head-on.  The crash remains under investigation,” a news release from North Ogden PD said.

Police said Troy and Molly were passengers in a silver Toyota driven by their mother, 40-year-old Sheila Cox of Ogden City. Sheila Cox required surgery Tuesday afternoon.

The driver of the white Chrysler involved in the crash, 61-year-old Alexander Salas of North Ogden, suffered broken bones.

The driver of the third vehicle, a white Mazda, did not suffer serious injuries and was treated at the scene and released.