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SUNSET, Davis County — An elderly man living in Sunset is dead after getting hit by a car early Monday morning.
Officers who responded to the scene said they believe the 85-year-old man was trying to make it to a bus stop as he crossed the road near the intersection of Main Street and 2300 North. There is a crosswalk nearby, but officers said the man was crossing on the opposite side of the light where there was no crosswalk.
Witnesses told police the man crossed the road when the light was green for oncoming traffic. The driver of the car said he did not see the man until it was too late.
We are thinking it was just that time of the morning where it was just in that gray stage where it does actually make it hard to see.
–Lt. Bruce Arbogast
"The time of our dispatch call of this was 7:01 this morning, so it would have occurred just a little before that," Lt. Bruce Arbogast of the Sunset Police said. "We are thinking it was just that time of the morning where it was just in that gray stage where it does actually make it hard to see."
The man had apparently lived in the area for a long time.
"He's been around for years. I've seen him walking every morning. (It) made this one a little harder because I did know who he was," Albogast said.
The man died at the scene, but police have yet to determine whether the driver will be cited. The area where the man was hit is normally busy with two gates to Hill Air Force Base nearby.
Police have not released the name of the man, but say he lives alone.
Contributing: Pat Reavy