The Latest: Shed carried by wind injures 2 teens in Utah

WASHINGTON, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a teenager who was struck by a shed (all times local):

5 p.m.

Fire officials in the southern Utah city of Washington say a teenage girl has been taken to the hospital after a strong wind gust picked up a storage shed and carried it 50 feet before it struck her and a teenage boy.

Washington City Fire Department spokesman Julio Reyes told The Associated Press that the boy and girl were walking near a Home Depot parking lot Sunday when a strong gust of wind caught the plastic shed and slammed it into the teenagers.

Reyes says the girl was taken to the hospital with injuries to her left side, including her clavicle, arm and knee and scrapes from the road. Reyes did not know if the girl was admitted to the hospital or have an update on her condition Monday.

The boy was treated for injuries at the scene and released.

Reyes said an initial report showed the girl was pinned underneath the shed but surveillance video shows the shed hit her and bounced off her.

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12 p.m.

Fire officials in the southern Utah city of Washington say a teenage girl has been taken to the hospital after a strong wind gust picked up a storage shed and carried it 50 feet before it fell on a girl and another person.

Washington City Fire Department spokesman Julio Reyes told the St. George News that the girl was pinned underneath the shed but was able to get free before emergency crews arrived Sunday.

Reyes says the girl was taken to the hospital with injuries to her left side, including her clavicle, arm and knee. Another person who was struck by the shed was treated at the scene.

The sheds were on display in the parking lot of a Home Depot.

A message seeking updates Monday from the Washington City Fire Department was not returned.

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An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated, based on a fire department report, that the teen girl was pinned underneath the shed. Fire officials now say the teen was struck by the shed but not pinned underneath.

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