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Layton man killed while trying to remove deer from road

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 12 2012 2:35 p.m. MDT

WOODS CROSS — A Layton man died Tuesday evening while trying to remove a dead deer from Redwood Road.

David Talbot, 64, was struck at 1881 S. Redwood Road around 8:30 p.m. after stopping to remove a deer that was in the road, Woods Cross police detective Adam Osoro said. It is believed he was returning to his car when he was struck and killed by a northbound vehicle.

The man died at at the scene.

Wood Cross Police Chief Greg Butler said the incident is under investigation and toxicology tests will be conducted on both the victim and driver, but it does not appear drugs or alcohol were a factor.

"It's extremely dark at that location and (the driver) didn't see him until the last minute," Butler said. "He tried to swerve, but it was too late."

After the investigation is complete, the case will be sent to the Davis County Attorney's Office for a review. But this case appears to be "nothing other than a tragic accident," Butler said.

The police chief advised the public to call police if they see an animal hazard in the road.

"Just advise us if there's a roadway obstruction," Butler said. "We have emergency lights and reflective vests — all the equipment to remove it safely."

Emiley Morgan

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