Salt Lake City girl struck, killed in crosswalk near elementary school

Police have not yet identified the child.

(Salt Lake City Police Department) A girl was struck and killed by a pickup truck while she was in a crosswalk on 2100 East at 1300 South.

Police are investigating the death of an 11-year-old Salt Lake City girl who was struck and killed by a pickup truck Wednesday while in a crosswalk near the elementary school she attended.

According to police, officers received a report at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday that the girl had been hit while crossing 2100 East at 1300 South. When officers arrived, witnesses were attempting life-saving measures, but the victim died after she was taken to a hospital.

Police have not released her name, but Bonneville Elementary School — blocks away at 1145 S. 1900 East — confirmed that she was a student there.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 47-year-old man who stopped and remained at the scene, is believed to have been turning from 1300 South onto 2100 East when he struck the girl, who was “in a marked crosswalk,” according to police. There is a traffic light at the intersection.

The investigation into the girl’s death is continuing. It marked the 24th traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City in 2022, according to police.