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Man hit by semitruck, killed near Moab

Nov 25, 2023, 8:58 PM | Updated: Nov 26, 2023, 10:33 am

A Utah Highway Patrol vehicle in Salt Lake City is pictured on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (Deseret Ne...

A Utah Highway Patrol vehicle in Salt Lake City is pictured on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The Utah Highway Patrol says a 24-year-old man was taken into custody early Saturday morning after he was allegedly driving more than 100 mph and attempted to elude authorities. (Deseret News)

(Deseret News)

MOAB — The Utah Highway Patrol says one person is dead following an auto-pedestrian collision Saturday evening near Moab.

Trooper Luis Silva with UHP told KSL TV that a man wearing dark clothing believed to be in his 50s, was walking along US-191 near milepost 137 about eight miles north of Moab. A semitruck hit him around 6:20 p.m.

The UHP says the victim died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the semi has been cooperative with the investigation.

One lane of the northbound portion of US-191 was closed as a result of the crash. The southbound lanes remained open.

 

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Man hit by semitruck, killed near Moab