Todd Curtis, Provo Police Department
A 3-year-old girl died and her 8-month-old brother critically injured in a chain-reaction collision involving four vehicles on Sunday April 15, 2018, Provo police said.

PROVO — A 3-year-old girl was killed and 8-month-old boy in critical condition following a chain-reaction car accident shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday.

Provo Police detective Nick Dupaix said three cars were stopped and facing south waiting to make left-hand turns at 3700 North and University Avenue trying to head east on 3700 North. Police say a Pleasant Grove utility truck crashed into a red station wagon at a high speed, causing a chain-reaction colllsion. Police say the red station wagon crash into a white sedan, which caused the white sedan to crash into a minivan.

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Dupaix said a family of four were in the rearmost impact vehicle. A 3-year-old in the vehicle died at the scene and the injured infant was transported by helicopter to Primary Children's Hospital in critical condition. The mother and father of the two children were also injured in the accident, but Dupaix said he believed their injuries were not life-threatening. Six other individuals had injuries but are expected to recover.

Dupaix said the investigation into the incident was ongoing and are asking witnessed to contact Provo detectives through Provo City Dispatch at 801-852-6210.