Child ejected from SUV when tire blows out on I-15

A child was transported by air to a hospital after a rollover on Interstate 15. (File photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) — A child was ejected from an SUV and flown to Primary Children's Hospital after a vehicle rolled on Interstate 15 when a tire blew out.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the vehicle was heading northbound in Juab County when it rolled near mile marker 196. Officials said there were five occupants in the unidentified vehicle. The child who was ejected had unbuckled her seat belt and was trying to help another child in the vehicle when a tire blew, causing the rollover.

The girl suffered head injuries but was said to be in fair condition. Her age was not disclosed. While she was taken by air, the other four passengers were taken by ground to a local hospital. Everyone traveling in the 2001 GMC Yukon is expected to survive.

The identities of those involved in the crash has not been revealed and it is not known what caused the tire to fail.

2News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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