Pedestrian hit and killed in Provo
Oct 27, 2023, 7:53 AM | Updated: 8:11 am
PROVO — A 45-year-old man was hit by a car and killed in Provo early morning Friday.
Police responded to 500 West and Center Street after the crash.
The intersection was blocked off to all directions of traffic, and early commuters were using surrounding parking lots to maneuver around the crash. When KSL TV arrived on scene, the man’s body was still in the middle of the intersection, covered.
Janna-Lee Holland with Provo police told KSL TV that at 4:30 a.m., Police received a call from bystanders saying there was a person laying in the middle of the road. When officers arrived, they determined it was likely a traffic accident.
After reviewing camera footage of the intersection, police viewed a car hitting the man, but he had previously fallen into the road before he was hit. Police said because the man was already lying in the road, the driver may have been unaware that they hit a person and possibly thought it was an animal.
Police are investigating further.
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