HERRIMAN, Utah (ABC4) – Police have identified the woman who was killed after being hit by a pickup truck in Herriman early Wednesday morning.
Herriman City Police say the victim is 38-year-old Stefanie Whittaker.
Whittaker was struck and killed while jogging on the sidewalk as a pickup truck was making a right turn from Real Vista onto Mountain View in Herriman.
Police say Whittaker was jogging before sunrise along a trail that was common for her to take.
At the time, the driver allegedly told police there was low visibility when he “hit something” as he was driving down the road.
The driver contacted police to report the crash and has remained cooperative throughout the investigation.
When officers arrived at the scene, lifesaving efforts were rendered, but the woman was pronounced dead.
Authorities say there are no indications of impairment or speed as contributing factors. Visibility and other environmental factors are being considered at this time.
This incident marks the ninth fatal crash in the area which police say isn’t uncommon for Mountain View Corridor. Future plans to install a traffic signal are being considered for the intersection where the crash took place, officials say.
“We urge all members of the public to be cognizant of their surroundings and pay attention to
both vehicles and pedestrians during transit,” police say. “Particularly during hours of reduced visibility or at
night, pedestrians are encouraged to wear reflective clothing and consider carrying a light.”
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HERRIMAN, Utah (ABC4) – A woman has been killed after being hit by a pickup truck in Herriman early Wednesday morning.
Herriman Police say the deadly crash happened at the intersection of Mountain View Corridor and Real Vista Drive a little before 6 a.m, near the Real Salt Lake Academy.
Police confirm the victim is a woman aged 25-35, but her identity has not been released.
The driver allegedly told police there was low visibility when he “hit something” as he was driving down the road.
The driver stayed at the scene and contacted police after realizing he had struck a person.
Northbound lanes along Mountain View Corridor are currently blocked, while southbound lanes remain open. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area and seek an alternate route of travel for at least another hour.
Authorities from multiple jurisdictions are on scene, investigating the events leading up to the collision.
The Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) says this incident marks the 38th fatal autoped crash in 2022.
ABC4 will update this story as more information becomes available.