FARMINGTON — Viewmont High School junior Andrew Tolman will be missed by the student body and faculty, a Davis School District official said.
Tolman, 16, of Farmington, died Tuesday night after he was hit by a vehicle while trying to walk through a crosswalk, said Farmington Police Chief Wayne Hansen.
Tolman 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, Hansen said.
Tolman "was a fantastic student," said Christopher Williams, the district’s community relations director. "He had a 3.95 grade point average, was in the school’s marching and symphonic bands, played the trumpet, and, as a junior, took the toughest math courses Viewmont offered. He was in honors English, AP physics and a calculus student as well. There is no doubt the student body will miss him, especially his friends in the tight-band community."
Grief counselors were on hand at the school Wednesday, Williams said.
Davis County dispatchers were called around 6:06 p.m. Tuesday. 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.
The teen’s parents were notified Tuesday, but police waited until Wednesday to release his name, pending notification of his extended 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.
Hansen said on Wednesday the woman was still "extremely distraught."
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.
Hansen said Wednesday that when the investigation is completed, it will be turned over to be reviewed by the Davis County attorney’s office for possible charges.