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Woman dies nearly week after hit by car in Taylorsville

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Posted at 9:24 AM, Dec 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-06 13:43:18-05

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah -- A woman who was hit by a car on Dec. 6 died Thursday, according to police.

The accident happened near 1115 West and 3900 South in Taylorsville.

Unified Police officers said Nina Gailey, 20, was crossing a street where there are no sidewalks. They said she was walking with her dog and pushing a stroller when she was struck by a white Ford Taurus heading east.

Officers said the dog died at the scene, and the woman was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition, where she died Thursday. They said there wasn't a toddler in the stroller-- it was just filled with clothes and other belongings.

Lt. Justin Hoyal with Unified Police said investigators don't believe speed, drugs or alcohol were factors.

"Witnesses indicated that the pedestrian had just darted out into traffic," Hoyal said. "We don't know if she just didn't see the car, or what the circumstances were, but that's one of the things we're going to be looking at in this investigation."

The driver and passenger in the car were uninjured.