Cyclist Killed In Summit County Crash
COALVILLE, Utah – A female cyclist died after she was struck by a vehicle Friday morning, according to officials with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said a pickup truck pulling a double axel trailer was turning into a residence on West Hoytsville Road in western Summit County when it hit the woman.
The driver of the truck, identified as a 67-year-old Summit County man, told police he looked for oncoming traffic, then began to turn into the driveway.
The victim and her husband were traveling north on separate bicycles when she was hit by the truck. Her husband was several feet behind her and crashed, suffering minor injuries.
The victim, who was identified by deputies as a 72-year-old woman from Salt Lake County, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“As the weather continues to get warmer, we remind motorists to pay extra attention and watch for cyclists and motorcycles,” deputies said. “The Summit County Sheriff’s Office offers our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the decedent.”
Deputies said they did not suspect that the driver was impaired but he was issued a citation for failing to yield.
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