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California brothers struck, killed by vehicle while competing in Utah bike race

Apr 9, 2022, 6:46 PM | Updated: Apr 11, 2022, 2:31 pm
(Washington City Police Department)...
(Washington City Police Department)
(Washington City Police Department)

WASHINGTON CITY, Utah — Two brothers from California died Saturday after police say they were struck and killed by a vehicle while competing in a bike race in southern Utah.

The incident happened in the area of Telegraph Street and Coral Canyon Boulevard around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the cyclists were traveling westbound on Telegraph Street in the bike lane, while a 2004 red Toyota Highlander was heading in the same direction at an unknown speed.

“Both cyclists were found unresponsive and life saving measures were initiated by witnesses and then continued by first responders upon arrival. Both patients were later transported to St. George Regional Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries,” read a press release from the Washington City Police Department.

Police said the roadway was closed in both directions for approximately two hours Saturday as the accident reconstruction team conducted their investigation.

The cyclists were identified Monday as 48-year-old Matthew Bullard and 49-year-old Adam Bullard from Whittier, California.

The female driver, identified as Julie Budge from Hurricane, Utah, has been booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility for investigation of automobile homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, DUI with seriously bodily injury, reckless driving, and improper lane travel.

Police say the investigation is still active and ongoing.

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California brothers struck, killed by vehicle while competing in Utah bike race