SANTA CLARA, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A 12-year-old girl was killed after she was struck by a motorist while riding her bike on Saturday afternoon.
The accident occurred around 1:30 P.M. at 3900 West and Santa Clara Drive.
Utah Highway Patrol say that two teenage girls were riding their bikes heading east bound on the north shoulder of Santa Clara drive.
A Ford Expedition, heading west bound struck the 15-year-old girl who was riding in front of the 12-year-old. The driver hit the girl’s bike, causing the girl to fall into a rocky storm drain on the north shoulder of the road. The girl sustained back abrasions and scrapes on her elbow. She was treated at Dixie Regional Medical Center and was released.
The driver then struck the 12-year-old bicyclist, causing fatal injuries. Officials tells ABC 4 News that the girl died on the scene. The girl has not been identified at this time.
Utah Highway Patrol tells ABC 4 News that the driver admitted to officials that she either fell asleep or blacked out at the wheel. Officials say that the 37-year-old driver, identified as Tricia Longmore sustained no injuries.
Officials are still investigation the accident.