An accident claimed the lives of two pedestrians attempting to cross Moab’s Main Street on the evening of Aug. 22, reported the Moab City Police Department.
Police officials say that the couple were attempting to cross Main Street outside of a designated crosswalk when they were struck by a southbound vehicle. Reports from the scene say the driver pulled over to wait for investigators and did not appear to be travelling above the posted speed limit of 35 mph.
First responders were called to the scene a little after 9:00 p.m. and determined that both victims were deceased. As of Aug. 23, next of kin notifications are pending.
“Units from the Moab Valley Fire Department, Grand County EMS, Utah Highway Patrol and the Utah Department of Transportation assisted and were instrumental in providing resources that were critical to the accident investigation,” said Moab City Police Chief Bret Edge in a statement.
“This is a tragic accident and our thoughts are with those involved and the families of the deceased.”
This is a developing story and will be updated as information is available.