CEDAR CITY — A Saturday afternoon rollover accident outside of Cedar City injured six  people, two critically, after the vehicle they were in went out of control.

Either people were traveling in a sport utility vehicle when the accident happened about 1:30 p.m. on state Route 56 about five miles west of Cedar City. For an unknown reason,  the male driver became distracted, the Utah Highway Patrol reported.

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After the vehicle drifted to the left side of the roadway, it veered right, ultimately traveled sideways and ended up rolling. A man in the front passenger seat who was not wearing a seat belt was ejected from the SUV and flown to a Salt Lake City hospital. A woman also sustained critical injuries in the crash and was flown to a Las Vegas hospital.

Troopers said a woman, who is six months pregnant, was flown to a hospital as a precaution.

Two men as well as the driver were taken to a hospital via ambulance as a precaution, while two others were treated at the scene and later released. The victims' names were not released.

Amy Joi O'Donoghue

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