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Police release the name of woman killed by car as she pushed bike across 700 East

Posted at 6:50 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 16:53:27-04

SOUTH SALT LAKE  -- A woman was hit and killed by a car in South Salt Lake Tuesday morning.

Investigators say the 66-year-old woman was pushing her bike across 700 East at 3300 South around 6:00 a.m.

Police later identified the woman as Carol Lee Hambleton of Taylorsville.

She was in the crosswalk when a southbound car struck her, throwing her several feet down the roadway.

The woman was taken to a hospital but pronounced dead a short time later.

Police want to remind motorists, riders and pedestrians that this time of year the sun sets earlier and rises later so it's very important to pay attention.

"It's tough to judge the speed of cars approaching you with just the headlights," said Gary Keller, Executive Officer with the South Salt Lake Police Department. "It's very deceiving so wait that extra minute, cross with the light, make sure all the traffic is stopped at the intersection before you step off that curb."

This was the second fatal auto-pedestrian accident in Salt Lake County over a span of just twelve hours.

The other one was in Taylorsville.  A woman was killed near the intersection of 4700 South 1500 West.

The motorists in both incidents are cooperating fully with investigators.