FARMINGTON -- A teenage boy died Tuesday evening after he was hit by a vehicle while trying to walk through a crosswalk.
The 16-year-old boy was walking his bicycle southbound through a crosswalk at State Street near 400 West in Farmington when he was hit by a westbound sport utility vehicle, said Farmington Police Chief Wayne Hansen.
Davis County dispatchers were called about the accident about 6:06 p.m.
The teen was flown to University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City with severe head trauma, but he died on the way there, Hansen said. Police were waiting until today to release his name, pending notification of his family.
The boy was not wearing a bicycle helmet when he was hit, he added.
The driver of the SUV, a woman Hansen estimated to be in her 20s, was not injured.
However, she was "extremely" shaken up after the accident, and police were not able to talk to her about what happened for a while afterward, Hansen said.
By 8:15 p.m., investigators were able to interview her at the police station.
Investigators did not know how fast the driver was traveling at the time of the collision, but the speed limit for vehicles on the road is 35 mph, Hansen said.
Police temporarily shut down traffic near the scene. As of Tuesday evening, their investigation was ongoing.