Police: Father killed, teen daughter critically injured as truck hits bicyclists in West Bountiful

Police say a truck struck two bicyclists riding in West Bountiful, killing one rider and critically injuring the other, July 21, 2022. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah, July 21, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A 53-year-old North Salt Lake man was killed and his 17-year-old daughter was critically injured Thursday when they were hit by a truck while riding bicycles in West Bountiful, police said.

West Bountiful police said Michael Scott Roberts and his daughter were riding on the shoulder of Pages Lane near 1054 West at 4:02 p.m. when they were struck from behind by an eastbound truck thad had veered off the road, according to a news release.

Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene, and his daughter was transported to Primary Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said. The teen since has been upgraded to stable condition and is expected to survive, the release states.

Police say the driver of the truck, Sean Mikesell, 29, “continued for a short distance before coming to a stop.”

After being evaluated at a hospital, Mikesell was arrested and booked into the Davis County for investigation of negligent automobile homicide and unsafe lane travel, West Bountiful police said.

“An investigation is ongoing to determine what factors may have contributed to the crash,” the release states.

Pages Lane was closed in the area for more than two hours while police investigated the crash.


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