Cyclist brothers dead after collision with car in Washington City

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WASHINGTON CITY, Utah, April 9, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Two cyclist brothers visiting for a local competition were struck and fatally injured Friday afternoon in Washington City.

A statement released Saturday by the City of Washington Police Department said the crash happened around 2 p.m. on Telegraph Street near Coral Canyon Boulevard.

“Cyclists were traveling west on Telegraph using the bike path,” the WCPD statement read. “The vehicle, a Hyundai Genesis passenger car, was also traveling westbound on Telegraph. The speed of the vehicle is undetermined, but the posted speed limit is 50 mph.

“Both cyclists were found unconscious and rescue measures were initiated by witnesses and then continued by first responders upon arrival. Both patients were later transported to St. George’s Regional Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

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The roadway in both directions was closed for around two hours as the crash reconstruction team investigated.

“The cyclists have been identified as two brothers from California who were participating in a local bicycle race. Their names will not be published at this time. A Washington City resident driving the Hyundai Genesis was arrested. Arrest and charges will be determined after a medical evaluation.

The Police Department thanks agencies that assisted, including St. George Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Adult Probation and Parole, City of Washington Fires, Hurricane City, Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Department of Transportation, and Washington City Streets.

This investigation is still ongoing and more information may be released as it becomes available, the statement said.

All witnesses who have not had contact with law enforcement are asked to contact the City of Washington Police Department at 435-986-1515 or through our non-emergency dispatcher at 435-634- 5730.