Utah Man Killed Waiting at Bus Stop in Canada

Utah Man Killed Waiting at Bus Stop in Canada

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WHITEHORSE, Yukon (AP) -- A Utah man waiting at a bus stop was killed by an out-of-control car early Tuesday evening.

The car struck the 67-year-old man as he sat on a bus bench.

The victim's name and hometown have not been released by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They were attempting to contact the victim's family Thursday.

Several 911 calls alerted police to the crash, which occurred at a city bus stop near a transportation yard. A 2003 Subaru crashed into the bus stop shortly after 6 a.m. The vehicle then went over a small bank off the side of the road.

When officers arrived, they found the car on its roof.

The male driver, a 40-year-old resident of Carcross, was able to walk away from the crash.

The Utah resident died at the scene. He had been thrown over the embankment by the car.

Police are investigating why the driver lost control of the car, and whether alcohol or speed were involved in the crash. RCMP Sgt. John Sutherland told the Whitehorse Star that no decision had been made regarding charges against the driver.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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