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Ogden man dies after being struck by vehicle

OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - An Ogden man is dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road Thursday morning.
OGDEN, Utah- (ABC 4 Utah) - An Ogden man is dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road Thursday morning. Police say it happened just after 3 A.M. on 24th Street near "A” Avenue in Ogden.

ABC 4 Utah spoke to witnesses who say the area is problematic. One witness says he saw the entire accident and the victim was a close friend of his sons, who they've known for 20 years. “I didn't think the car was going to stop. He went all the way to the end of the viaduct before he turned around and he was going way to fast for one thing, “says the witness.

Lieutenant Danielle Croyle with the Ogden Police Department says the pedestrian killed was 28-year-old Edward Alan Koyen.  Police have not determined if alcohol was factor for the driver, but do say Koyen did not cross at a designated crosswalk.  “It's not a well lit area but it's not a problem area,” says Lt. Croyle. However the witness- who lives in the area disagrees saying accidents in front of his home have become all to common. "This is the second accident I’ve seen people get killed here since I've lived here. I've lived in this neighborhood for 30 years. I’ve seen all kinds of accidents."

Shedding tears over the loss of Koyen. He tells ABC 4 Utah Koyen was an expecting father and he just wants something to be done before another life is taken. He says, “I've gone to city meetings and asked if they could have crosswalks, regulate the speeds, they don't do anything. It's been going on for years.”

Ogden police say no criminal charges have been filed against the driver- but the investigation is ongoing. ABC 4 UTAH reached out to the City of Ogden for comment on the area residents are calling problematic, but they did not return our call.

 

    

 

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