ST. GEORGE — The St. George Police Department released an official statement that the man who died after being hit by a vehicle on Bluff Street on Friday night was the sibling of a woman who died in a similar incident on Wednesday night.
On Friday, first responders were dispatched to the scene of the auto-pedestrian collision at 8:47 p.m. at the intersection of Bluff Street and 500 N.
Officers said the man was hit by a pickup truck and several witnesses made statements.
“It appears that the pedestrian was crossing Bluff Street in the marked crosswalk with a walk signal,” the press release said. “Witnesses reported that the vehicle failed to stop for the red light and struck the pedestrian.”
The driver, identified as Brianna Waters, stayed on the scene and cooperated, but investigators noted indications of impairment from the driver. Initial tests showed the driver was positive for cocaine, police said.
The accident reconstruction team is called out to a fatal incident involving a pedestrian that is struck and killed near the intersection of Bluff Street and West 500 North in St. George, Utah, Nov. 1, 2023 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office website, Waters was arrested and booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility on the following charges: negligently operating a vehicle resulting in death, DUI-with prior conviction, failure to obey traffic signal, failure to yield to pedestrian/right of way, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance.
St. George Police Department issued their condolences to the families and those affected by the tragedies.
As previously reported by St. George News, the woman who was identified as the sibling was killed after being hit by a pickup truck on Wednesday night a little after 7:30 p.m. at the same location.
This report is based on records and statements from police, emergency personnel or other responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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