Kanab, UT – Driver Hits and Kills Pedestrian on U.S. 89Utah Legal News
Kanab, UT (April 17, 2019) – A tragic accident took place on Wednesday, April 17th, on U.S. 89. Reports state that the accident took place at about 6:50 in the evening.
Officers from the Utah Highway Patrol and other emergency responders arrived at the scene of an accident that involved a pedestrian being struck by a truck at the intersection of U.S. 80 and U.S. 89A.
According to preliminary reports, a man and a woman had entered the crosswalk of the intersection when a truck that had been traveling westbound turned to head south. The man saw the truck in time and was able to jump out of the way but, tragically, the woman was unable to react in time and was struck by the vehicle. The driver of the truck stated that the sun was directly in his eyes and prohibited him from seeing the pedestrians in the crosswalk.
The woman received medical transport to nearby Kanab Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
We offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the woman who lost her life in this terrible accident. We know what a difficult time this is for everyone involved.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Kanab
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