ST. GEORGE – Authorities confirmed Wednesday that an elderly man who was struck by a car in a supermarket parking lot Tuesday has died.
Fredrick Osborn, 86, died shorty after arriving at Dixie Regional Medical Center Tuesday afternoon, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said. Obsorn sustained serious head trauma from the incident.
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Osborn was in the Albertsons parking lot around 1:40 p.m. when he was hit by a silver 2002 Pontiac Grand Am driven by an 88-year-old Ivins man.
“Based upon the initial investigation, it appears that, rather than pushing the brake, the driver of the Grand Am pushed on the accelerator,” St. George Police said in a press release Wednesday. “After striking Mr. Osborn, the Grand Am continued through a parking stall and struck a shopping cart return bin before coming to a stop after striking an unoccupied vehicle.”
The incident remains under investigation by the St. George Police Department. Once the investigation concludes, the incident will be reviewed by the Washington County Attorney’s Office to determine if any charges will be filed.
“The St. George Police Department extends their deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Osborn during this terrible time. Our thoughts and hearts are with you,” the police said in the press release.
St. George News reporter Ric Wayman contributed to this story.
Ed. note: This story has been updated with additional information from the St. George Police Department.
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