LAYTON — Layton police are urging people to pay extra attention while crossing the road after two fatal auto-pedestrian accidents occurred in their city in one night.
On Tuesday evening, Marcus McGaha, 34, of Layton, died while crossing the road in a poorly lit area at 1650 N. Hill Field Road. He was not using a crosswalk when he was hit by a driver, according to Layton police.
A few hours later, a man around 50 years old was fatally struck by a vehicle at 450 N. Main Street. Police said he was also not in a crosswalk at the time.
Because he did not have identifying documents on him at the time of the crash, police Wednesday evening were awaiting positive identification from the medical examiner's office.1 comment on this story
Both incidents remain under investigation.
There have been four fatal auto-pedestrian accidents in Utah since Sunday.
Early Sunday morning, Tequila Garcia, 36, was found injured in the street after a hit-and-run at 2855 W. 3785 South in West Valley City. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.
Monday evening in Pleasant Grove, 12-year-old Michael Dominic Madsen was killed at the intersection of State Street and Pleasant Grove Boulevard when a large truck making a right turn hit him while he was in a crosswalk.