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4-year-old seriously injured in crash caused by racing on I-15

Posted at 10:27 PM, Feb 17, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-19 14:47:09-05

PROVO, Utah — A child was injured in a crash that happened Saturday night while two cars were racing on Interstate 15.

Utah Highway Patrol said a Subaru WRX and a Dodge Charger were racing shortly before 7 p.m. Friday near milepost 265 in Provo.

The driver of the Subaru lost control and hit the concrete barrier on the right side, then veered across the freeway and crashed into the left barrier.

UHP said the occupants of the Subaru were taken to the hospital — including a 4-year-old girl who was in serious condition and was not buckled in. Officials said the girl remains in stable condition as of Monday.

The driver of the Subaru was not related to the child in the car, but is the boyfriend of her mother. He was arrested on outstanding warrants and booked into the Utah County Jail.

Highway patrol troopers managed to track down the Charger, which they said was largely thanks to witnesses. The Charger driver has not yet been charged, but has been interviewed by authorities.