LINDON A Salt Lake man was killed Tuesday morning when he ran in front of a Jeep that police don't believe he ever saw.
Lindon Police Sgt. Doug Eastman said Dimitre Gudjenov, 50, wasn't familiar with the Lindon area and pulled his semitruck over on Geneva Road at the 200 South intersection just after 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
From there, he crossed the road to ask directions from a tow-truck driver who had stopped at the red light.
Gudjenov got the instructions and thanked the man, Eastman said. By that time, the light had turned green, and several cars had begun to pull forward in the other lanes.
Police believe Gudjenov failed to check traffic after crossing in front of the tow truck and never saw the Jeep that hit him.
A Lindon police officer patrolling in the area got to the scene before 911 calls even came in, Eastman said. Officers got the man breathing at the scene, but he died at Timpanogos Regional Hospital.
The 29-year-old man who hit Gudjenov was not injured and was not cited, Eastman said.
Gudjenov worked for Knight Transportation out of Salt Lake City, Eastman said.