Clearfield, UT (June 10, 2021) – Officers from the Clearfield Police Department have successfully identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run accident on Wednesday, June 9th in Clearfield as 67-year-old Robert Gormley, a resident of Ogden.
At about 9:25 p.m., Clearfield police were dispatched to the site in the area of the 500 block of North Main Street.
When paramedics and police officers arrived on the scene they located a 67-year-old male pedestrian with critical injuries lying in the roadway being attended to by bystanders.
Statements taken by officers suggest that the pedestrian was hit by a car traveling northbound along Main Street as he was attempting to cross the street.
The driver of the striking vehicle chose to flee the scene. Statements from eyewitnesses indicate that the suspect’s vehicle proceeded northbound on Main Street and then turned eastbound onto 650 North.
Onlookers told investigators that the vehicle appeared to be a four-door, cream-colored Cadillac.
This accident is still under investigation as police and detectives look for any possible surveillance footage from the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Robert Gormley, at this time.
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