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Woman Killed Crossing Taylorsville Expressway

Sep 25, 2018, 6:46 AM

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Police continue to investigate after a woman was killed while crossing the Taylorsville Expressway.

Unified Police Detective Chuck Malm says she was hit by at least one eastbound car at 8 p.m. Monday around 1463 West.

The woman, who has yet to be identified, was pronounced dead on the scene.

“So there is no crosswalk here. Especially at this time of night, it’s a dark stretch of roadway. There’s no lighting. It’s extremely difficult for motorists to see anybody in this roadway here,” said Detective Malm.

He says drivers are cooperating with the investigation and police are hoping to get more information from witnesses.

“This is obviously going to be a tragic incident for many people. I’m sure family and friends of the victim,” he said.

As police continue to investigate, they want to remind the public: “One of the things we’d like to stress to the public especially this time of year, historically we have an uptick in auto-pedestrian accidents. It gets darker sooner. People misjudge the speed of traffic especially with headlights it’s really hard to judge.”

Police don’t know at this point why the woman was crossing the street.

“Please use the crosswalks, the sidewalks, and wear reflective clothing especially this time of year and at night,” said Detective Malm.

The road has reopened for the Tuesday morning commute.

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