Update: Boy, 15, hit by 2 vehicles in front of Syracuse Junior High, airlifted to hospital

A 15-year-old boy was in the crosswalk in front of Syracuse Junior High School when he was hit by a vehicle Monday night, April 17. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Nancy Van Valkenburg

SYRACUSE, Utah, April 17, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A 15-year-old boy was in the crosswalk in front of Syracuse Junior High School when he was hit by two vehicles Monday night.

Syracuse Police Detective Erin Behm told Gephardt Daily the boy was airlifted to the hospital. Although Behm didn’t have immediate information on the boy’s condition, it was later confirmed that he was in critical condition.

According to a news release from Syracuse Police, the accident happened at 8:30 p.m. in front of the junior high on 2000 West.

The boy was hit by a vehicle traveling southbound, and the impact threw him into the northbound lanes, where he became pinned under another vehicle.

Witnesses at the scene quickly took action, working together to lift the front end of the car off the boy.

Both drivers stayed at the scene and are cooperating with the investigation.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information becomes available.

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