June 27, 2022

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California brothers struck, killed by vehicle while competing in Utah bike race

WASHINGTON CITY, Utah — Two brothers from California died Saturday after police say they were struck and killed by a vehicle while competing in a bike race in southern Utah.

The incident happened in the area of Telegraph Street and Coral Canyon Boulevard around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the cyclists were traveling westbound on Telegraph Street in the bike lane, while a Hyundai Genesis was heading in the same direction at an unknown speed.

“Both cyclists were found unresponsive and life saving measures were initiated by witnesses and then continued by first responders upon arrival. Both patients were later transported to St. George Regional Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries,” read a press release from the Washington City Police Department.

Police said the roadway was closed in both directions for approximately two hours as the accident reconstruction team conducted their investigation.

The cyclists, whose names have not been released, were identified as two brothers from California.

A Washington City woman, who police say was operating the Hyundai Genesis, has been taken into custody.

“Arrest and charges will be determined after a medical evaluation,” stated the release.

Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to call the Washington City Police Department at 435-986-1515 or through their non-emergency dispatch at 435-634-5730.