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Pedestrian struck and killed in Erda, driver suspected of being impaired

Fatal auto-pedestrian incident in Erda
Posted at 9:28 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 12:21:16-04

ERDA, Utah — Utah Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian incident in Tooele County.

Just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday, a pedestrian was struck and killed on southbound state Route 36 and Cimmarron Way in Erda.

The man was killed and investigators suspect the driver was impaired.

In a tweet, the UHP called it a “gut wrenching and heartbreaking event for family and friends of the victim…and a really tough one for those first responders on scene.”

The tweet ended with "IF YOU DRINK, DON'T DRIVE" in all caps.

The far southbound lane of SR-36 will be closed until the scene is cleared and the investigation complete.