Person lying in road hit, killed in West Valley


West Valley police examine a deadly auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday involving an individual who a witness mentioned was mendacity in the midst of the street. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret Information)

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WEST VALLEY CITY — An individual who police say was mendacity in the midst of the street was successful and killed in a single day in West Valley.

About 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, an individual was mendacity within the street close to 4500 South and 4000 West for an unknown motive, mentioned West Valley Police Lt. Invoice Merritt. A driver heading south noticed the darkish object and was within the strategy of turning round to test it out, when a northbound driver who didn’t see the particular person ran over the sufferer. The sufferer was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

Police haven’t launched any details about the sufferer. Merritt mentioned the the sufferer was in an space of the street that was not effectively lit and there was no crosswalk close by. The driving force that hit the sufferer was cooperating with the investigation, Merritt mentioned.

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