Horseback rider fatally injured in Riverton accident

Unified Police investigate a fatal accident in Riverton on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. A man on horseback was struck by an SUV at 2143 W. 13800 South and died of his injuries. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

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RIVERTON, Utah, Sept. 17, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 35-year-old man died Monday night after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a horse on 13800 South.

Sgt. Melody Gray, of the Unified Police Department, told Gephardt Daily the accident happened at about 7 p.m., as a “smaller SUV” was westbound at 2143 W. 13800 South.

The accident is still under investigation and the cause is not yet known, but Gray said it’s possible the sun was in the driver’s eyes.

The driver remained on scene and was cooperating fully with police.

Gray said the horse had to be put down due to its injuries.

Police are not releasing the identity of the victim, pending notification of next of kin.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.


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