An auto pedestrian accident Saturday night left one man dead and the driver of the vehicle badly shaken. According to Price City Police spokesman, Captain Bill Barnes, the accident occurred on Price City Main street just after 8:30 p.m.
The victim has been identified as Max Moody, age 61. Moody was attempting to cross east Main street near a field located by Aarons. He was crossing in a northbound direction when witnesses say that Moody appeared to fall to the ground at least once. One car had already swerved to miss him. A second westbound vehicle was unable to miss the man and struck him with the right passenger side of the vehicle. Moody was not in a crosswalk at the time and was wearing dark clothing in the dimly lit area. Barnes said the driver did not see Moody and was unaware that she had hit a person. She thought something had been thrown at her car. Police were on the scene immediately.
When the car struck Moody he went over the hood, hit the windshield and landed on top of the car before coming to rest on the ground. Moody was taken to Castleview Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Toxicology and an autopsy are pending. The victims family has been notified.
The driver of the vehicle was tested at the scene and no drugs or alcohol were determined to be involved. The driver was uninjured but shaken badly by the incident.