Police identify man killed in Provo accident

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    By KATHY OLDHAM

    The victim of a Friday night fatal auto/pedestrian accident has been identified.

    The victim’s name was Harold Phillips, 77, of Provo.

    An employee of the Glenwood Apartments read the description of the victim in the paper and thought the newspaper description resembled one of the elderly residents that lived in the apartment complex.

    She contacted the police, and after being shown a photograph of the victim was able to tentatively identify him.

    Police used a key found in Phillip’s clothing at the time of his death to open the door of his apartment at the Glenwood. Police said they found papers in the apartment that showed Phillips had a sister living near San Diego, Calif.

    The accident occurred March 5, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. at 1250 N. 200 West in Provo. Phillips was struck by a northbound Ford Expedition while crossing 200 West. Phillips was using a four-wheeled walker to assist him.

    The driver of the Expedition, BYU student Deborah Noyes, 22, stayed with Phillips until police and paramedics arrived. Police said Noyes was not cited for the accident. Phillips was transported to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center where he was being treated for head injuries when he died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

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