LOGAN — Police are investigating after a 20-year-old Logan woman, Dianna Jazmin Soto-Martinez, was killed in an auto/pedestrian accident Tuesday night in North Logan.
North Pak Police Chief Kim Hawkes said the two women were crossing Main St. near 2500 N, around 10:20 p.m. Soto-Martinez and a 34-year-old Midvale woman had walked to the Tesoro Gas Station to purchase some items. As they were walking back across US-91, they realized that they forgot to buy something and turned back around.
“Witnesses indicated that they were observed trying to cross the street and a truck was coming southbound, through the intersection,” said Hawkes. “He didn’t see the pedestrians until it was too late to avoid them.”
Investigators believe the truck, driven by a 54-year-old Paradise man, had a green light when he entered the intersection.
Hawkes said they are unsure yet what would have caused the women to cross against the light.
“One witness indicated that as she was driving through the intersection northbound, she nearly collided with the pedestrians. According to that witness’ statement, they were to the south of the crosswalk, as if they were angling across the street.”
Both women were transported to a hospital by ambulance, where Soto-Martinez later died of her injuries. The 34-year-old was treated and later released.
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