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LAYTON — Police officers in Layton had a busy Tuesday night.

Officers responded to two fatal auto-pedestrian crashes within hours of each other, according to Lt. Brady Fitzpatrick, a patrol lieutenant with the Layton Police Department.

The first crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. when a car driving north on North Hill Field Road and struck a 34-year-old man, Fitzpatrick said. He was identified Wednesday as Marcus McGaha, a Layton resident who lived nearby.

McGaha later died at the scene. Fitzpatrick said the road was not well lit and he was not in a crosswalk when he was hit.

The driver remained on scene after the crash, and is not being screened for criminal charges.

Hours after the crash on Hill Field Road, police were called to another auto-pedestrian crash around 10:45 p.m. near 450 N. Main St. in Layton.

Fitzpatrick said a man was hit by a car when he tried to cross the road, and he was not in a crosswalk. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car remained on scene and will likely not face charges in connection with the crash.

As of Wednesday afternoon, police have yet to identify the man killed in the later car crash.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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