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3-year-old hit in Spanish Fork crosswalk, driver arrested

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SPANISH FORK — A 3-year-old child was taken to the hospital Monday after being hit by a car while in a crosswalk, according to police.

An updated condition for the toddler was not immediately available on Tuesday.

The driver, Michael Quintin Mills, 24, of Provo, was arrested for investigation of DUI, failing to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, marijuana possession, having an open container in his car, possession of drug paraphernalia and using a phone while driving.

The accident happened at West Park Drive and Spanish Fork River Trail. Mills told police he was holding his cellphone looking at the GPS, traveling between 18 to 20 mph, according to a police affidavit.

“Michael further stated that he was about 30 feet away from the crosswalk when he looked up and noticed the child crossing. Michael stated that he slammed on his brakes and was not able to stop at the time of impact,” the affidavit states.

Because Mills admitted to having two containers of marijuana residue inside his car and officers could smell raw marijuana, a police K-9 was called to the scene to sniff the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

“Items found within the vehicle include: two empty beer cans, a liquor bottle 1/5 full of a clear liquid, a glass pipe with residue, a grinder with residue of a green leafy substance, THC cartridges, one vape pen with a full THC cartridge attached, roll papers, (and) an improvised bong,” the affidavit states.