Lauren Hutchins Killed While Riding Bicycle in Gilbert
Gilbert, Arizona—Lauren Hutchins, a 15-year-old sophomore at Gilbert High School, was struck and killed while riding her bicycle near Guadalupe and Greenfield Roads early Tuesday evening.
Accident investigators are puzzled by what may have caused the collision.
The 57-year-old driver of the car that struck her was neither impaired nor speeding in the waning daylight.
Hundreds of people gathered in the family’s neighborhood street Wednesday night to support one another. The City of Gilbert plans to install a pedestrian crosswalk near Greenfield and Elliot next year. In light of this recent tragedy, the City will look to begin construction sooner.
We extend our sympathies to Lauren’s family and friends over this tragic loss for them.