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Police identify man hit, killed while crossing Center Street in Provo

Posted at 6:05 AM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 14:12:38-04

PROVO, Utah — A pedestrian suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Provo Tuesday night.

Wednesday police identified the deceased as 56-year-old Mark Olsen of Provo.

Officer Jennings of the Provo Police Department said the fatal collision occurred near 800 West Center Street around 11:30 p.m.

Det. Nick Dupaix of Provo Police said Olsen was about 15 to 20 feet away from the crosswalk in that area when he was hit by the vehicle. Police said Olsen lives in the vicinity of the crash.

The driver of the vehicle was cooperating with authorities and remained at the scene.

Police have not released the identity of the driver but say the 18-year-old male was driving a silver Volkswagen and traveling westbound in the left lane on Center Street when the crash occurred.

Center Street was closed as authorities investigated and cleared the scene, but the road has since reopened.