Pedestrian on sidewalk hit, killed by truck

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PROVO -- A woman was struck and killed by a truck while standing on the corner of 900 West and Center Street in Provo Monday afternoon.

Madeline Charrington, 49, of Provo was standing on the sidewalk with three of her friends at the intersection around 4:50 p.m.

A Ford pickup truck traveling east on Center Street attempted to make a left turn onto 900 West. The truck pulled directly in front of a Grand Cherokee which was westbound on Center Street. The Grand Cherokee t-boned the pickup, propelling the truck toward the sidewalk where Charrington and her friends stood.

All but Charrington were able to move out of the way and the pickup struck her. Police say it appears Charrington was dragged about 25 feet after being hit.

Paramedics arrived and initiated CPR then took her to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, where she died. Drivers of both vehicles, who remained conscious after the accident, also were transported to the hospital with cuts and bruises. They are expected to recover.

Investigators now are trying to determine the contributing factors to the fatal crash.

"We had several eyewitnesses," said Matthew Siufanua of the Provo Police Department."They were able to tell us a lot about the traffic accident. They were questioned. They filled out witness statements. That will be part of the investigation."

Contributing: Shara Park



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