Boy killed in crash on highway near Beaver, another in critical condition

ST. GEORGE — A crash on state Route 21 left one boy dead and another in critical condition Thursday, according to police. 

A Chevrolet Blazer involved in a rollover that left one boy dead and another in critical condition, Minersville, Utah, July 25, 2019 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

The crash occurred at around 2:40 p.m. near mile marker 94 on SR-21 between Minersville and Beaver, the Utah Highway Patrol said in a press release. 

The white Chevrolet Blazer was traveling east on the highway and had two occupants, a 17-year-old driver and a 14-year-old passenger. Police say that the vehicle drifted off of the right shoulder and rolled when the driver overcorrected to the left to reenter his lane. 

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt, and both of them were fully ejected from the vehicle, resulting in the death of the 14-year-old passenger. 

The driver was transported to Beaver Valley Hospital, then flown by helicopter to Dixie Regional Medical Center in “serious but stable condition,” police said. 

The westbound lane of SR-21 was closed for approximately four hours while responders cleared the scene. 

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