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Police respond after two children were hit while trick-or-treating as they were crossing in a crosswalk in Taylorsville.

Police respond after two children were hit while trick-or-treating as they were crossing in a crosswalk at 2700 W. Matterhorn Dr. in Taylorsville on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV

2 Utah kids in critical condition after being hit by a car while trick-or-treating

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Two children were taken to the hospital after they were hit by a car while trick-or-treating Saturday in Taylorsville, police said.

Four children in their early teens were crossing at a crosswalk at 2700 W. Matterhorn Dr. around 7 p.m. when a southbound car struck at least two of the children, Taylorsville Police Chief Brady Cottan said.

One child was listed in critical condition and another is in extreme critical, or life-threatening, condition Saturday night, Cottan said.

"It's terrible," the chief said. "This is a night that we as adults and drivers in general really need to slow down."

The incident is still under investigation and the driver of the car is cooperating, Cotton said.

West Jordan and Unified police departments assisted in responding to the incident.