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9-year-old rushed to hospital after Port St. Lucie DUI crash

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Port Saint Lucie Police arrested a woman for DUI after causing a 4-vehicle crash that seriously injured a 9-year-old.

According to officials, 37-year-old Jillian Butler was driving under the influence when she caused a serious crash that sent a child to the hospital Friday night in Port St. Lucie.

Officials responded to the scene of the crash on SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard and SE Airoso Boulevard, investigators say Butler was traveling east on Port St. Lucie Boulevard in a red Nissan Altima when she struck the rear of a black Mercedes R350 that was stopped at the red light on Port St. Lucie Boulevard.

That crash caused the Mercedes to hit the rear of a stopped blue Hyundai Elantra, which then crashed into the rear of a stopped Hyundai Kona.

The driver and passenger of the Mercedes were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 9-year-old child, who was a passenger in Butler’s vehicle, was seriously injured and airlifted to a hospital.

Butler was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and was later arrested for driving under the influence with serious bodily injury to another.