Update: 95-year-old Spanish Fork man who died after being hit by car identified

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SPANISH FORK, Utah, Jan. 17, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A 95-year-old Spanish Fork man who died after being hit by a car while crossing Main Street Monday evening has been identified.

Ralph H. Andrus was the victim of the accident which happened at 720 N. Main St. just before 7 p.m., according to a news release from Spanish Fork City Police Department Lt. Matt Johnson.

It was reported that a 2006 Volkswagen passenger car traveling northbound on Main Street struck Andrus, who was crossing the street eastbound at the intersection of 700 North. The intersection does not have traffic lights or a painted crosswalk.

Andrus, who was in the northbound travel lane, was unresponsive when first responders arrived, although he was breathing and had a pulse.

The victim was transported to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance, and later passed away at the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle is a 26-year-old man from Spanish Fork.

Andrus was wearing dark-colored clothing and it appears the driver of the vehicle did not seen him as he was attempting to cross the street, the news release said. Neither drugs or alcohol appear to be a contributing factor in the accident.

The incident will be reviewed by the Spanish Fork City Attorney’s Office for any criminal charges if necessary.


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