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Women still critical after car rollover

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NEWCASTLE, Iron County — A Pleasant Grove woman remained in critical condition Monday morning after she was ejected from her car during a rollover accident.

Investigators believe alcohol and high speed may have caused the accident, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Doug McCleve said.

The driver Chad Paxton, 25, suffered a broken back and remained in fair and stable condition Monday morning at Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City. His wife, Darla Paxton, remained at LDS Hospital Monday morning with multiple trauma injuries, a hospital spokesman said.

All four of the couple's children, ages 10, 4, 2 and 1, were treated and released from Valley View's emergency room following Saturday's 7:15 p.m. accident 30 miles west of Cedar City.

Chad Paxton was driving west on U.S. 56 when he lost control while rounding a curve, McCleve said. The car rolled, ejecting Chad and Darla Paxton and their 4-year-old son, McCleve said.

The couple's 10-year-old daughter apparently pulled her 2-year-old and 1-year-old siblings from the wreckage, McCleve said.