Hunter Thorstenson Death – Authorities have released the name of the bicyclist that was killed in Summit County accident on Thursday 7th July 2022. He was identified as 21-year-old Hunter Thorstenson of Provo. According to information released, Hunter Thorstenson was hit by a truck on East Frontage Road near Park City.
How did the accident happen?
A black GMC Sierra truck hit a man riding a bicycle, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, and Summit County Dispatch received a 911 call about it at 3:16 p.m. The incident allegedly took place in Summit County near Forestdale Road on East Frontage Road, according to the individual who filed the report.
Upon arriving, deputies conducted extensive witness interviews. The man, 21, was reportedly riding an electric-assist bicycle as he rode south on Old Highway 40.
The man crossed into oncoming traffic and veered into the lane for an unidentified cause. The cyclist was struck by the 44-year-old driver of a northbound passenger truck who was unable to prevent it. The man was wearing a helmet at the time, but the hit left him with serious injuries.
Medical professionals gave the biker prompt assistance. A medical chopper flew him to a hospital in Salt Lake City. At the medical facility, Hunter Thorstenson passed away from his injuries. Investigative work on the collision is ongoing. The Park City Fire District, the Park City Police Department, the University of Utah AirMed, and the Utah Highway Patrol were all acknowledged by the Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with the accident.
Hunter Thorstenson graduated from Timpview High School and proceeded to Utah Valley University and later went Brigham Young University, a private research university in Provo, Utah. He was a Missionary at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.