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Arrest Made After Midway Pedestrian Hit

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

A Midway resident has been arrested for vehicular homicide, and other offenses, after an accident this weekend.   

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office issued a press statement that on Saturday night, the 17th, shortly after 10:30,  they got a call from a man saying that he had struck a pedestrian with his vehicle on Midway’s Main Street, and she was seriously injured.

County deputies, Wasatch County EMS and the Utah Highway Patrol arrived and began life-saving efforts which continued as the woman was transported by ambulance to the Heber Valley Hospital.   She passed away at the medical facility.

The woman’s identity has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.     But the Sheriff’s Office did say she’s a Midway resident.

The driver, identified as 39-year-old Colby Gertsch, was booked into the county jail.   He was charged with Automobile Homicide,(a Third-Degree Felony), Operating a Motor Vehicle Negligently Causing Death, (a Second Degree Felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance, (a Class A Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (a Class B Misdemeanor.)

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