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Driver arrested for DUI following crash in Draper that critically injured 9-year-old

Posted at 10:12 AM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-03 19:07:25-05

DRAPER, Utah — The driver of a vehicle that crashed in Draper, critically injuring a 9-year-old girl, was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Wednesday.

Police responded to Crosswind Way and South Fort Street just before 8 a.m. and found a vehicle up against a tree. Two people, including the girl, were in the vehicle, which was the only one involved in the accident.

The unidentified vehicle was destroyed in the accident, according to a police spokesperson.

On Wednesday afternoon, another police official said the girl was still in critical condition, but improving.

A crash analysis team is at the accident scene and has begun an investigation, which includes viewing video from nearby home security cameras.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area on South Fort Street between 13200 South and 13600 South as roads will be closed for most of the day as the investigation continues.

A GoFundMe has been created to help support the girl and her family with medical expenses.

Video below shows UHealth AirMed helicopter transporting child from accident scene (Courtesy: Patty Cabrera)

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