Man dies after being hit by truck in Taylorsville

Man dies after being hit by truck in Taylorsville

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TAYLORSVILLE — A pedestrian died after a truck hit him early Thursday morning in Taylorsville, police said.

The 41-year-old man was walking in the middle of the road at 5400 S. Ridgecrest Drive (3400 West) around 2 a.m. when a pickup truck eastbound on 5400 South hit him, according to Unified police Lt. Manfred Lassig.

The driver stopped to help and was present when emergency crews arrived, Lassig said. First responders performed CPR, but the man died on scene.

Investigators are trying to determine why the man was walking in the road.

"There's no crosswalk there. There's no intersection where the accident occurred. Why the individual was out in the road, that's one issue that's going to be there," Lassig said.

The pedestrian's name has not been released, pending notification of family.

Police closed 5400 South at 3400 West as they investigated but the road has since reopened.

Police are continuing to investigate but so far no citation has been issued, the Associated Press reported.

Updates will be posted as they become available.

Contributing: Linda Williams and the Associated Press


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