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4 CRASH VICTIMS STILL IN HOSPITAL

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Four people - two 15-year-old girls and two young men - remained in Salt Lake-area hospitals Tuesday after a two-vehicle head-on collision that injured six individuals on Saturday.

The incident occurred about 5 p.m. on U-111 near 7020 West and 6500 South after one of two northbound vehicles playing a game of cat and mouse crossed the center of the road and ran head-on into a southbound Chevy Blazer, said Salt Lake County deputy sheriff Mike Leary.A Toyota pickup and a Pontiac Grand Prix were allegedly playing cat and mouse, a deadly game during which two vehicles pass each other around the left at high speeds, Leary said.

The accident occurred when the Grand Prix tried to pass the pickup on the left but had to pull right due to an oncoming Chevy Blazer, Leary said. The Grand Prix and the Toyota pickup never made contact, but the pickup pulled off the road onto the right shoulder. Then it overcorrected left and ran head-on into the Blazer, Leary said.

All four occupants of the pickup were ejected during the collision.

Shannon Carter, 15, Magna, and Summer Johnson, 15, Copperton, were traveling in the pickup. Carter was in fair condition Tuesday at University Hospital, and Johnson was in satisfactory condition at LDS Hospital.

The pickup driver, Benjamin Dexter, 19, Magna, remains in serious but stable condition condition at University Hospital and a fourth passenger, Rob Andreason,Magna, was treated at Jordan Valley Hospital and released.

Driving the Blazer was Daniel Groves, 23, Copperton, who was in satisfactory condition Tuesday at LDS Hospital. The man driving the Grand Prix, Steven Andreason, 20, Magna, was not injured, Leary said.