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Man hit, killed by car in Ogden

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Feb 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-26 20:54:57-05

OGDEN, Utah -- A man was hit by a car and killed in Ogden Monday night.

It happened at approximately 7:40 p.m. at the intersection of 26th and Wall Avenue.

Police said the man was trying to get across the street when he was hit by a Subaru. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Upon the arrival of officers, we learned that a 50-year-old male who was crossing Wall Avenue from east to west was struck by a southbound vehicle that was traveling in the outside lane," said Lt. Will Cragun, Ogden Police Department.

The investigation is ongoing and the driver is not facing any charges at this time.

The intersection is near St. Anne's Center, a homeless shelter commonly used by transients in the area. People who work at the center say the man frequented the shelter and was on his way to stay the night before he was hit.

"He was just coming here to pretty much sleep in our overflows, what we call it, where we put mats out on our lobby floor because we are at full capacity right now to where he could still have a warm place to stay at night," said Haunai Brown, St. Anne’s Center general resource manager.

Residents in the neighborhood say the intersection's proximity to the center and the speed limit on Wall Avenue in that area have caused several accidents in the past.

On Christmas Eve last year, 56-year-old was David Saures hit and killed while crossing Wall Avenue in the same area.

Neighbors are circulating a petition to ask the city to put in a light at the intersection in an effort to reduce deadly accidents.