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LAYTON, Utah, Oct. 9, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Layton Police are investigating a fatal accident in which a bicyclist died when he was struck by a vehicle Monday night.
Layton Police Sgt. Paul Gardiner said the accident happened at about 9:30 p.m. on State Route 193 and Fort Lane.
A 41-year-old man was riding a bike eastbound on SR-193 when he was hit by a car. Gardiner said the man probably died instantly.
The driver, a 39-year-old woman, stayed on scene and flagged down a passing patrol car.
Gardiner said the victim was wearing a helmet and had lights on both the front and back of his bicycle; however, the area he was in is extremely dark.
“The road is by Hill Air Force Base, along a runway, so they can’t have a lot of lights and light poles along there,” Gardiner said.
He said the man was riding on the shoulder of the road, which is quite wide, and was not in a traffic lane, so it isn’t known why the vehicle hit him. Gardiner added that investigators with Layton City’s Traffic Division are looking at the possibility of impairment as a factor.