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Pedestrian dies from injuries sustained in crash with semi-truck

Jan 22, 2022, 8:02 PM
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(Utah Highway Patrol)

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — One person has died following an auto-pedestrian crash on Interstate 80 in Tooele County.

The incident happened near mile post 11 just after 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Officials with the Utah Department of Public Safety said a semi-truck, which was pulling three trailers, was traveling westbound on I-80 when it struck a pedestrian in the number two lane.

The individual was flown to an area hospital in critical condition.

“A vehicle, that is believed to belong to the pedestrian, was located about a 1/4 mile east of the incident, parked in the emergency lane,” read a press release from DPS.

Officials said the pedestrian had a skateboard and a phone with the GPS active, routing him to exit 4.

“It is believed that the pedestrian’s vehicle had a mechanical issue or ran out of fuel,” the release stated.

DPS officials said the pedestrian passed away from his injuries Saturday morning.

The man’s identity has not been released.

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