2 cyclists killed in car accident in Washington

WASHINGTON CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Two cyclists have been killed following an accident in Washington City.

At 2:00 p.m. on April 9, officers from the City of Washington Police Department (WCPD) responded to the Telegraph Street area near Coral Canyon Boulevard to reports of a car that struck two cyclists in the process of road.

The cyclists, who have since been identified as two brothers from California who were taking part in a local bike race, were traveling west on Telegraph Street using the bike path. A Hyundai Genesis was also traveling westbound on Telegraph Street when it hit the two brothers.

Both cyclists were found unconscious. Witnesses took life-saving measures which were continued by first responders upon arrival. Both victims were transported to St. George’s Regional Hospital where they were later pronounced dead.

The roadway in both directions was closed for two hours while the reconstruction team investigated the incident.

A Washington City woman who drove the Hyundai Genesis has since been arrested. WCPD notes that arrest and charges will be determined after medical evaluation of the suspect.

This is an ongoing investigation and ABC4 will provide updates as they become available.