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Man leaves vehicle on I-15 to buy gas, dies after being struck by car

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Posted at 6:57 AM, Oct 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-04 17:34:29-04

MIDVALE, Utah — A man was hit and killed by a vehicle while running across I-15 to bring fuel to a car that had run out of gas near 7500 South on northbound I-15.

According to information from the Utah Department of Public Safety, a car ran out of gas around 10:40 p.m. Friday, and one of the occupants jumped over a barrier and crossed the southbound lanes to get fuel.

The man was able to get gas, but as he was running back to his car he was hit and killed by a vehicle traveling in the left lanes. Officials later identified the man as 27-year-old Victor Muller of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The release stated a friend and a child were waiting for Muller in the car.

Officials said all vehicles involved in the crash returned to the scene of the crash. Officials have not yet made any mention regarding the possibility of citations in connection with the crash.