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Two children, driver killed in Provo auto-pedestrian crash

Aug 29, 2022, 10:06 AM | Updated: 12:26 pm
(John Knecht)...
(John Knecht)
(John Knecht)

PROVO, Utah — Two children and one adult man have died following a crash, according to Provo police.

Officers said the crash happened Monday morning on 700 North near 800 East. “For unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed the eastbound lanes” and ended up on the sidewalk.

The car struck a 10-year-old boy and his 9-year-old sister, who were on their way to school, before crashing into a porch and gas line, according to Capt. Brian Taylor with the Provo Police Department.

The two children and the driver of the car, a 54-year-old man, were taken to area hospitals in critical condition, where they later died.

No cause for the crash has been released and authorities have not identified any of the victims.

The Provo School District is coordinating grief counseling services for impacted school communities, and Dominion Energy crews repaired the broken gas line later Monday morning.

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Two children, driver killed in Provo auto-pedestrian crash