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A 19-year-old man was in critical condition and several other people were injured after a five-car crash in Hurricane on Thursday afternoon.
The man was traveling west on State Street when he veered across the median into oncoming traffic about 3 p.m., said Hurricane police Sgt. Brandon Buell. The man's car struck head-on an SUV traveling east near 2600 South.
The 19-year-old, whose vehicle rolled in the crash, was partially ejected and transported to a nearby hospital with "very critical" injuries, Buell said. Crews had to free the 37-year-old driver of the SUV from her car, which had "extensive damage"; she was in serious condition and treated at Dixie Regional Medical Center. A 4-year-old child in the backseat of the SUV suffered no injuries.
A sedan ended up sideways behind the SUV after the initial crash, Buell said, though it's not clear why. A minivan then struck the back of the sedan. A fifth car tried to brake but did not stop in time and hit the SUV. The drivers and passengers in those vehicle had minor injuries.
Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt. The incident was under investigation.