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2 school-aged children in critical condition following Salt Lake crash

Two school-aged children were involved in what Salt Lake City police are calling a "serious traffic crash". (Photo: SLC Police Department)

Two school-aged children were involved in what Salt Lake City police called a "serious traffic crash."

Salt Lake City police said the crash happened at approximately 7:58 a.m. Monday when they received reports of a crash neat 1040 W. 400 South.

Officer arrived and located the two minors suffering from critical injuries. Both victims were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

"Paramedics and officers treated the two victims on scene. They were transported to area hospitals in critical condition," said Sgt. Mark Wian.

At the time, they were still working to notify the children's parents about what happened.

The severity of the crash and injuries prompted the SLCPD Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team and Crime Lab technicians to assist with the investigation.

Police said the preliminary investigation showed the driver of a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, traveling eastbound on 400 South, hit the two children who were crossing north on Goshern Street.

"Anytime we have a serious injury crash, these officers respond and it's a valley-wide team that does all kinds of things to collect evidence related to the crash. We're looking at roadway debris, anything on the vehicle, we're also looking at skid marks on the road," said Sgt. Keith Horrocks.

The driver of the Jeep remained at the scene and is cooperating with the police. They noted that the crash is being investigated as a possible impaired driver crash.

No arrests have been made and the name of the driver is not being released at this time.

The name of the victims is also not being released due to their age.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or had additional information has been asked to call Salt Lake police at 801-799-3000.

"If anyone has any cameras, doorbell cameras, surveillance cameras or witnessed the accident to please call," Wian said.