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Teens Miraculously Survive Canyon Crash Unscathed

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Two teenagers survived plunging over 100 feet off a canyon road Sunday.

Two teenagers survived after their vehicle plunged 100-150 feet down a steep ravine in Salt Lake County this weekend.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the 16-year-old boy driving the car took a curve too fast, and the vehicle plunged off the road around 10 p.m. on Sunday.

“They came around a corner just too quick, lost control, veered across the oncoming traffic lane, and then off the edge and down the embankment,” said Hoyal. “In the process of going down off the edge, they rolled several times then ultimately came to rest at the bottom of the ravine.”

A group of stargazers in Emigration Canyon who heard screeching tires and the crash called 911.

Both teens walked away with what police are calling minor injuries. Hoyal said the boy declined medical treatment, while the 17-year-old girl in the car was taken to University Hospital in fair condition.

Both individuals were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.