ACCIDENTS & INJURIES

Woman fatally struck while walking on US 89 in the dark

Dec 20, 2023, 4:31 PM | Updated: Dec 21, 2023, 7:54 pm

Police lights on US-89 responding to the fatal accident....

Police lights on US-89 responding to the fatal accident. (Utah's Department of Transportation)

(Utah's Department of Transportation)

SOUTH WEBER, Weber County — A 40-year-old woman was struck by two vehicles on U.S. Highway 89 Tuesday evening, police said.

Utah Highway Patrol’s Sgt. Cameron Roden said that at approximately 8:50 p.m., the woman was walking southbound on the highway just south of South Weber Drive.

Roden said she was stuck by a van and hit again by another vehicle, ultimately killing her.

UHP is investigating why the woman was on the highway alone at night.

On Thursday, Roden said the woman was 40-year-old Jennifer Thompson from Layton, Utah.

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