2 pedestrians seriously injured in crash on Sunset Boulevard

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ST. GEORGE — Two women were transported to the hospital with serious injuries early Saturday morning after they were struck by a vehicle while crossing an intersection on Sunset Boulevard that reportedly took place early Saturday morning.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m., officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to a crash at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Westridge Drive on Saturday involving two pedestrians that were reportedly struck by a vehicle. (See Ed. Note).

St. George Police officer Tiffany Mitchell told St. George News the two women, both in their 20s, were found seriously injured and were transported to St. George Regional Hospital in serious condition.

At the time of the incident, initial reports indicated the first vehicle waited for the pedestrians to cross, while a second vehicle, a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz, continued west through the intersection and struck both woman before they had a chance to reach the sidewalk.

Mitchell said that any further details on the condition of the two pedestrians after they reached the hospital were not available at this time.

She said the crash reconstruction team was called out to the scene shortly after the incident to conduct an investigation that is still ongoing, adding that charges are possibly forthcoming in the case.

This is a developing story.

Ed. Note: A previous version of this story and the headline said that the incident was a hit-and-run, but it has been corrected.

This report is based on statements from court records, police or other responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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