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4 teens injured after crashing into a ravine in Payson Canyon

Aug 4, 2023, 7:24 AM | Updated: 8:41 am

PAYSON, Utah -- A group of teens is recovering after driving 100 feet off the road in Payson Canyon...

(Utah County Sheriff's Office)

(Utah County Sheriff's Office)

PAYSON, Utah — Four teens are recovering after crashing into a ravine in Payson Canyon.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office and Payson Fire Department responded to the crash at 2:27 Friday morning on the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway. 

Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said the crash occurred near a bend in the road. The car fell down the ravine and hit a tree between 100 and 200 feet down.

Cannon said speed was “almost certainly a factor in this crash.” He said they are unsure if dangerous road conditions due to weather also contributed. 

Cannon said there were three 17-year-old girls and a 17-year-old boy in the vehicle. He said none of the teens injuries are life-threatening.

The girl who was driving is being treated for cuts to her head.

Another passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was transported by AirMed to the hospital.

The third girl was trapped in the car with a possible broken arm, and the boy had a broken lower leg.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office said they are all lucky to be alive. 

(Utah County Sheriff’s Office)

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