PROVO — Provo police have released the name of a young girl killed in a four-car crash Sunday.
Chelsea Parkinson, 3, was killed, and her 8-month-old sister critically injured when a Pleasant Grove utility truck traveling at a high rate of speed smashed into the back of a red station wagon at the intersection of 3700 North and University Avenue.
The station wagon was one of three vehicles waiting to make a left turn, according to police. Police had originally reported that the younger girl was an 8-month-old boy and later that she was a 15-month-old girl.
The impact also damaged the two vehicles ahead of the station wagon: a white sedan and a minivan.
The family of four in the station wagon was the most seriously injured. Chelsea was pronounced dead at the scene. Her sister was flown by medical helicopter to Primary Children's Hospital where she was reported to be critical but stable on Monday, according to Provo police.
The parents' injuries were not life-threatening, police said. The father, who had several fractures, was released from the hospital Monday, while the mother and infant remained hospitalized.
Six others who were also injured in the series of crashes are expected to recover.4 comments on this story
As of Monday afternoon, there had been no arrests or citations in the case. Police declined to say if they believe the driver was distracted or impaired.
Investigators reconstructed the accident to find the truck was going 50 mph but didn't brake before crashing. It moved 69 feet after impact, said Provo police detective Nick Dupaix.
Once the investigation is completed, it will be turned over to the Utah County Attorney's Office to be screened for possible charges.
Contributing: Peter Samore, Annie Knox
Correction: In an earlier version police identified the 3 year old killed in the crash as Chelsey Parkinson. Her name is Chelsea Parkinson.