Man struck by SUV near intersection where girl was killed


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SALT LAKE CITY -- A man was hit Sunday morning near the intersection where 6-year-old Ambrosia Amalatitoda was killed last week.

The 20-year-old man was crossing the road at 1491 S. State Street about 2 a.m. when he was hit by an SUV. The driver, also a 20-year-old male, was arrested for drunk driving. The victim sustained major injuries and was transported to a hospital, though he is expected to recover.

Wednesday, Ambrosia was hit in a crosswalk at 1500 South and State Street while heading home from Whittier Elementary School with her mother. She died late Thursday afternoon at Primary Children's Medical Center. The girl's mother, Natalie Randall, underwent surgery Thursday and remains in critical condition. She is expected to recover.

The intersection is not controlled by a traffic signal, but plans have been made to put one in place.

The 46-year-old female driver of the car who struck the two had not been charged or cited as of Friday. Salt Lake police would not release her name, saying they needed to complete their investigation before presenting it to prosecutors for possible criminal charges.

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