Homeless man struck, killed on Wall Avenue

Dec 18 2013 - 9:11pm

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Neighbors watch as police prepare to remove the body of a man who was hit by a car and killed while crossing Wall Ave. near 27th St. in Ogden on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. This was the second fatal auto-pedestrian accident in the same stretch of Wall Ave. in less than a month. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
The body of a man who was hit by a car and killed while crossing Wall Ave. near 27th St. in Ogden lies under a sheet before being taken in on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. This was the second fatal auto-pedestrian accident in the same stretch of Wall Ave. in less than a month. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
Medical personnel and police surround the victim of a fatal auto-pedestrian accident. The accident is the third fatal auto-pedestrian to occur near the St. Anne's Shelter and Ogden Rescue Mission this year. (Photo by Andreas Rivera)
Neighbors watch as police prepare to remove the body of a man who was hit by a car and killed while crossing Wall Ave. near 27th St. in Ogden on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. This was the second fatal auto-pedestrian accident in the same stretch of Wall Ave. in less than a month. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
The body of a man who was hit by a car and killed while crossing Wall Ave. near 27th St. in Ogden lies under a sheet before being taken in on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. This was the second fatal auto-pedestrian accident in the same stretch of Wall Ave. in less than a month. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)
Medical personnel and police surround the victim of a fatal auto-pedestrian accident. The accident is the third fatal auto-pedestrian to occur near the St. Anne's Shelter and Ogden Rescue Mission this year. (Photo by Andreas Rivera)

OGDEN -- A man was killed Wednesday night after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Wall Avenue.

The auto-pedestrian accident occurred at about 6:10 p.m. on Wall Avenue near 27th Street.

The man, who was identified as homeless and between 60 to 70 years old, was hit by an SUV driven by a woman.

The accident is being investigated by Ogden police.

There were no indications of speed or DUI on the driver's part, Ogden Police Lt. Tim Scott said.

A bystander had stopped near the accident and performed CPR on the man prior to first responders arriving, but the victim was pronounced dead on the scene, Scott said.

"It's so sad," Pam Hachmeister said, who works at the Ogden Rescue Mission. "He was probably just on his way to dinner."

She said she's so far seen three fatal accidents occur in that area.

"I really wish they'd just put another traffic light here," she said.

The stretch of road, frequented by the homeless because it fronts the St. Anne's Shelter and the Ogden Rescue Mission, is subject to complaints by the two organizations because of poor lighting and the lack of a visible crosswalk.

The latest accident occurred less than a month ago, when a 32-year-old woman was struck and killed while crossing Wall Avenue at Binford Street.

Contact reporter Andreas Rivera at 801-625-4227 or arivera@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter @SE_Andreas.

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