UPDATE: Colorado man struck by Semi-Truck in Duchesne county, identified

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DUCHESNE, Utah (ABC4) – The Colorado man who was struck and killed by a semi-truck in Eastern Utah on Wednesday has been identified by authorities.

Officials have identified Peter Peterson, 59, of Windsor, CO as the pedestrian that was killed early Wednesday morning by a semi-truck, while he was helping to direct a backing maneuver of a co-worker.

The driver of the semi-truck was traveling north on Highway 87 shortly after 3 a.m., and did not see Peterson directing traffic police say.

Lanes were closed for about two hours as officials investigated the crash.

ORIGINAL STORY: Colorado man struck, killed by semi-truck in Duchesne County

Wednesday, 10/9/21, 8:55 a.m.

DUCHESNE, Utah (ABC4) – A Colorado man is dead after being struck by a semi-truck in eastern Utah early Wednesday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol reports that shortly after 3 a.m., the 59-year-old man was helping a co-worker, who was driving a semi-truck, with a backing maneuver at the intersection of Highway 87 and 6000 South, north of Duchesne.

A semi traveling north on Hwy 87 did not see the man directing traffic and struck him.

According to UHP, the man died at the scene from his injuries. They say he was not wearing any reflective clothing at the time of the crash.

UHP shared these photos of the crash, which you can see in the slideshow below:

Lanes were closed in the area for about two hours as crews investigated the crash.

No other details are available at this time. Duchesne is about 120 east of Salt Lake City and about 90 miles west of the Utah-Colorado border.

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