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Teen dies after UTV accident in southern Utah

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Posted at 7:08 PM, May 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 21:05:05-04

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A teenager has died from his injuries after a side-by-side UTV accident near St. George.

Between 7 and 8 p.m. Friday night, the 14-year-old was driving in the Purple Hill area of Warner Valley when the vehicle rolled.

According to Lt. Regan Wilson with Utah State Parks, the teen was going up a hill at a low speed and with a passenger on board.

St. George News reports that the UTV then landed on top of the teen after rolling.

The boy was transported by LifeFlight to a hospital in St. George in critical condition. The passenger was taken to the hospital by ambulance, reportedly with only minor injuries.

Officials confirmed Sunday that the teen driver had died.

His name has not been released as of Sunday evening.

*This article previously reported that the accident involved a four-wheeler or ATV. It has since been corrected.