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15-year-old driver fatally hits man with car in Midvale

Posted at 6:27 AM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 16:36:36-05

MIDVALE, Utah - A man has died after being hit by a car in Midvale overnight and investigators say it appears to be a tragic accident.

Officers said Jordan Heugly, 23, lives close to the scene near 8000 S. and 300 E. and was walking to work when he was hit.

Police said a 15-year-old driving a 2005 Mustang hit Heugly at about 10 p.m.

The driver had a 16-year-old girl with him, who is not a family member.

According to the rules of the road, teenagers with learners' permits must have someone over the age of 18 with them who is a family member, caretaker or other responsible adult.

Officers say there is no crosswalk in the area and the lighting is poor.

After being struck by the teen’s vehicle, Heugly was thrown into the back of another car parked along 8000 S.

Authorities said they don't believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Investigators say any charges will be dependent on the completed investigating, which is still ongoing.