OGDEN — Police are following leads in the investigation of a hit-and-run incident Monday on Wall Avenue that left a 56-year-old man dead.
“It’s a hit-and-run,” said Police Lt. Will Cragun.
A number of witnesses saw the accident, and the investigation is continuing, he said.
The fatality in the 2600 block of Wall was reported to dispatch at 6:40 p.m. The man’s wife had just crossed Wall ahead of him when he was hit by the southbound car, Cragun said. She was unhurt but traumatized.
The force of the collision knocked the man about 100 feet from the point of impact, he said. “There was no indication of braking.”
Anyone who witnessed the accident, the car in question or who has any helpful information is asked to call Weber Consolidated Dispatch at 801-395-8221.
The car is described as dark in color and small to mid-sized. It will have front-end damage and is missing a windshield wiper blade, which was left at the scene.
The name of the deceased was not released, pending notification of next of kin. Police Lt. Chad Ledford said Tuesday that the victim’s name was still being withheld.
The couple was crossing Wall from east to west and the victim was almost to the curb when he was hit in the outside southbound lane.
The man was alive at the scene and was treated by emergency medical responders, Cragun said, but was pronounced dead at a local hospital where he was transported by ambulance.