28-year-old woman was arrested after striking, killing man along SR-6 near helper

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HELPER, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 28-year-old woman has been arrested in connection to striking, killing a man who was walking along SR-6, then leaving the scene of the incident.

Troopers said James Wallberg, 60, of Carbonville, was hit near mile marker 233 at about 1:10 p.m. while walking westbound in the emergency lane.

The driver did not remain at the scene but a Utah Highway Patrol trooper located a truck with extensive damage consistent with front passenger side collision approximately five miles east of the scene.

After making a traffic stop on the truck, the driver admitted they accidentally hit the pedestrian.

Mary Olivia Hart faces charges of felony negligent homicide, obstruction of justice, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, driving on a denied license, and drug possession. She was booked into the Carbon County Jail on Sunday.

This is third fatal auto-pedestrian incident in four days on Utah’s highways:

A man died after he was struck while jogging along SR-6 in Erda: Ogden man charged with DUI automobile homicide after striking, killing, 40-year-old man in Erda.

Another man died on the 20th after being hit in Erda: 43-year-old man died after being struck on I-15 in Murray by possible impaired driver

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