WEDNESDAY 5/4/22 3:01 p.m.
SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC4) – A bicyclist who was killed after a semi-truck ran him over in Spanish Fork has now been identified.
Spanish Fork Police says the victim is Jed Jorgensen, 49 of Salem.
The fatal auto-ped crash happened near the area of Canyon Creek Parkway and Highway 6 on Tuesday morning.
No further details have been released at this time.
ORIGINAL STORY: Bicyclist killed after semi-truck runs him over in auto-ped crash
TUESDAY 5/3/22 1:18 p.m.
SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC4) – A bicyclist has been killed after an auto-ped crash involving a semi-truck crash in Spanish Fork on Tuesday.
Spanish Fork Police says the victim is a 49-year-old man. His identity has not been released at this time.
Police say the fatal crash happened near the area of Canyon Creek Parkway and Highway 6 in Spanish Fork around 11:31 a.m. The semi-truck driver is a 63-year-old man. His identity has also not been released at this time.
Officers say the fatal crash happened when a semi-truck was making a right-hand turn from 1000 North towards the eastern direction along Highway 6.
At that same time, police say the victim was riding his bicycle on a crosswalk traveling from north to south when he ran into the rear tires of the semi-truck. Officers say the impact knocked the man off his bike and he was run over by the semi-truck trailer’s wheels.
When police arrived at the scene, the bicyclist was taken to a local hospital when he died due to his injuries.
Police say the semi-truck driver was not injured during the crash and has remained cooperative throughout the investigation.
Traffic is being restricted near the accident scene as investigators are tending to the area.