10-year-old flown in critical condition to hospital after crash on I-70

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CRESCENT JUNCTION, Utah (ABC4 News) A 10-year-old child was flown to the hospital in critical condition after a crash on I-70 early Sunday morning. 

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper said the crash happened around 6 a.m. near Crescent Junction when the driver of a Nissan Altima headed east hit the back of a slower moving dump truck at about 80 MPH.

Hopper said the car was driven by an adult man who was traveling with his two kids. All were wearing seat belts, however the 10-year-old child stopped breathing and did not have a pulse.

Efforts to regain a heartbeat were successful and the child was flown in critical condition to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. A current condition of the child is not known. 

The second child and the father were taken by ground ambulance to a Moab hospital and the two occupants of the dump truck received minor injuries and were not transported. 

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