Salt Lake City man dies in Wendover auto-pedestrian crash

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WENDOVER, Utah, Oct. 6, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 63-year-old Salt Lake City man died early Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle in Wendover.

The fatal collision occurred at 12:08 a.m., while the man was in the travel lane and not in a crosswalk, on the 100 block of Wendover Boulevard. He was struck by a westbound vehicle, a Wendover Police Department news release said.

Wendover Ambulance personnel and Wendover firefighters attempted to save the man’s life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officer Rick Giles, with the Wendover PD, told Gephardt Daily the man was lying in the roadway and may have fallen. An approaching vehicle swerved and avoided hitting the man, but the next vehicle struck him.

Both drivers stayed at the scene and were cooperating with police.

The area where the man was fatally hit is fairly dark, while the crosswalk, about 100 feet away, is well-lighted, Giles said. He advises everyone to use the pedestrian crosswalks rather than risk not being seen by drivers.

The victim’s name has not been released, pending notification of family members.

Wendover Boulevard was closed for several hours, the news release said.


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