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Pedestrian struck on road west of Spanish Fork

February 8, 2019

A woman was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition after reportedly being struck by a vehicle on 6400 South about three miles west of Spanish Fork on Thursday.

At 6:24 p.m., Utah Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to an auto-pedestrian crash on the road, also known as State Route 147, near 3000 West, according to a report from the Utah Department of Public Safety.

On arrival, troopers found a woman, about 50 years old, who had been hit while crossing the roadway. SR 147 was closed in both directions around 6400 South to attend to the incident.

According to the Department of Public Safety, the vehicle involved in the collision was traveling at the posted speed limit of 50 mph, but the area is a low-light area without street lights.

The female pedestrian had crossed the street to put out her trash can and as she was crossing back across the roadway, she walked directly in front of the vehicle. She was wearing dark clothing and, according to troopers, she may have had partially impaired vision, both of which contributed to the incident.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, and cooperated with investigators, according to DPS. They said there is no evidence to suggest that the driver was impaired or distracted at the time of the crash.

Officials are not yet releasing the identity of the female pedestrian, until family members can be notified.

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