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9-year-old dies after being hit by SUV in South Jordan

Posted at 12:23 PM, Jul 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-10 18:41:13-04

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — One of the 9-year-old boys hit by an SUV in South Jordan has died following the incident, city officials announced Thursday.

The child, who has been identified by family as Brayden Long, was one of two boys riding an e-bike on 11400 South on Wednesday when they were struck by the vehicle.

A GoFundMefor Brayden was started by family to help cover the costs of funeral expenses.

“We are heartbroken to learn that a child in our community has passed away today,” said South Jordan Mayor Dawn Ramsey. “I offer my heartfelt condolences to the families impacted by this loss and truly tragic accident.”

The other boy, also 9 years old, remains in serious but stable condition. A GoFundMe has also been set up to help his family with medical expenses.

According to police, the 44-year-old female driver of a black GMC Yukon SUV drifted off the side of the road and dragged the children 150-200 feet before stopping.

Following the accident, both boys were rushed to Primary Children's Hospital in critical condition.

South Jordan officials said Thursday that they don't suspect impairment was a factor in the incident and the SUV driver is cooperating with investigators.