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Two cyclists killed in crash on Redwood Road in Lehi
First Published Mar 12 2014 07:39 am • Last Updated Mar 12 2014 11:17 pm

Lehi • Two men riding bicycles to work died Wednesday morning when they were hit by a pickup truck on Redwood Road in Lehi.

The crash killed Bryan Byrge, 39, of Riverton, and John Coons, 35, of Herriman.

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The accident occurred near 2100 N. Redwood Road about 6 a.m., while it was still dark.

The victims were southbound on Redwood Road and had just begun to make a left turn onto 2100 North when they were hit by the northbound pickup.

Lehi police Lt. Darren Paul said the men died instantly. It was unknown how fast the pickup was going, but Paul noted that the posted speed limit for the road is 55 mph.

Paul said witnesses have reported both Byrge and Coons had head and tail lights on their bicycles. Paul said investigators are still determining who had green lights for the intersection. Paul said the victims, who worked near each other, were on their way to work at the time of the accident.

The accident site was about a quarter-mile south of the entrance to the Utah Data Center and roughly half a mile south of the entrance to Camp Williams.

The 41-year-old driver of the Ford F-150 reportedly was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, which included cuts sustained when his windshield shattered.

Paul said the investigation was ongoing, but no citations were immediately issued and there was no indication that the pickup’s driver was impaired or distracted at the time of the crash.

(To view video reporting from the scene, visit this web address: http://www.tout.com/m/e1oj4p?ref=twk68z0u)


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