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Car hits, kills Provo woman and hurts son

PROVO — A woman was killed and her son was injured Sunday evening when they were struck by a car while trying to cross a busy Provo street.

Killed was:

Linda Greene, 48, of Provo.

Greene, who was in a motorized wheelchair and accompanied by her 12-year-old son, was crossing 300 South near 600 East about 6 p.m. when they were hit by a car driven by a 51-year-old Provo man.

Police say the driver did not appear to be speeding and no alcohol was involved. Police said sun glare may have been a factor. An investigation was continuing

The road is posted at 35 mph, and the car was traveling west at 30 mph, Provo police spokeswoman Karen Mayne said.

She said the driver told the investigating officer he did not see the pair crossing the road.

Greene and her son were not in a marked crosswalk, Mayne said.

Michael Greene was transported by medical helicopter to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, where he is listed in critical condition with head injuries.

His mother was pronounced dead at Utah Valley Regional Hospital.

Mayne said Provo has been trying to get drivers to obey the law and stop for pedestrians using designated crosswalks. The city has been marking crosswalks with orange cones and providing bright orange flags for people to use as they cross.

Mayne said in this case, it appears the pedestrians were crossing illegally.