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10 injured in Riverton 4-car pileup

Published: Friday, Sept. 4 2015 7:11 a.m. MDT

Unified police investigate the scene of an accident on Bangerter Highway near 12600 South in Riverton on Friday, April 5, 2013. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Unified police investigate the scene of an accident on Bangerter Highway near 12600 South in Riverton on Friday, April 5, 2013. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

RIVERTON — Two people were critically injured Friday when an SUV plowed into the back of a small passenger vehicle.

Three cars were stopped in a row at the intersection of 12600 South and Bangerter Highway about noon. An SUV, traveling an estimated 50 to 60 mph, plowed into the back of the first vehicle — a small Honda — crushing the car and causing the SUV to flip onto its top, said Unified Police Sgt. Ken Hansen.

The two vehicles in front of the Honda were also damaged. A total of 10 people were checked by paramedics. The two occupants of the Honda were the only ones to be flown by medical helicopter to a local hospital.

Hansen said investigators were still looking into whether drugs, alcohol or distracted driving were factors.

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