MIDVALE, Utah, Jan. 9, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified a 23-year-old man who died after he was struck by a Ford Mustang near 8000 South and 300 East late Monday night.
The deceased is Jordan Heugly, of Sandy, the Unified Police Department tweeted Tuesday morning.
“The 15-year-old driver of the 2005 Mustang is cooperating with investigators,” the tweet said. “Investigators are looking at the pedestrian’s location in the road, weather conditions, and speed as contributing factors in the crash.”
UPD spokesman Lt. Brian Lohrke told Gephardt Daily the 15-year-old has his learner’s permit, which stipulates that the driver needs to have an adult family member as a passenger in the car.
There was a 16-year-old female passenger in the Mustang, who is not a family member, UPD later tweeted.
Lt. Paul Barker from the UPD said the fatal auto-pedestrian accident happened just after 10 p.m.
Officers from Unified Police and Sandy Police Department responded, along with personnel from Unified Fire Authority. The location of the accident, on the north side of the street, meant that UPD would handle the investigation.
The Mustang that struck Heugly stopped a little farther down 8000 South, Barker said, and the driver was being interviewed by police.
When the victim was struck, he was thrown from the point of impact onto a nearby parked car. UFA medical personnel attempted life-saving measures, but Heugly did not survive.
Barker noted that the victim was not in a crosswalk and, although there are street lights in the area, they aren’t very bright.
“Our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” the UPD tweet added.