Pedestrian hit, killed by semi-truck on SR-87 near Duchesne

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a semi-truck in the early hours of Wednesday morning near Duchesne. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

DUCHESNE, Utah, Oct. 6, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a semi-truck early Wednesday morning near Duchesne.

“At approximately 3:05 a.m., a 59-year-old Colorado resident, a pedestrian, was directing a backing maneuver of a co-worker operating a semi-truck on SR-87 at mile post 3.5 at the 6000 South intersection,” said a statement from Utah Highway Patrol. “A semi-truck traveling north on SR-87 did not see the pedestrian directing traffic and struck him.”

The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. He was not wearing any reflective clothing, officials said.

The deceased man has not been identified pending notification of family.

Lanes were closed at the intersection for approximately two hours for the crash investigation.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a semi-truck in the early hours of Wednesday morning near Duchesne. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

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