Provo, UT. – At around 4:48 PM on Sunday afternoon, first responders were called to a traffic accident involving four vehicles that took place at 3700 N University Ave in Provo, UT. A three-year-old female passenger, Chelsea Parkinson, died on scene. Chelsea’s mother was in critical condition when transported to the hospital, but has since improved to stable condition. An unidentified 15-month-old boy also remains in critical but stable condition at Primary Children’s Hospital, as a result of the crash.
Six other people were injured in the crash, but those six are expected to recover.
Initial reports of the incident show that three vehicles were stopped facing south in the left turn lane at 3700 N University Ave in Provo trying to head east on 3700 N. A Pleasant Grove Utility truck was traveling southbound on University Ave when it crashed into a red station wagon at a high speed. This caused a chain reaction causing the red station wagon to crash into a white sedan, which caused the white sedan to crash into a minivan.
Police are working to gather all the details of the accident, and the crash remains under investigation.