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A teenage driver has told police she hit a cyclist who died late Sunday in Draper.
The 17-year-old said she was driving a white 2004 Dodge 1500 pickup north on Lone Peak Parkway (155 West) near 11700 South on Sunday night when she hit something, police wrote in a press release Monday.
The girl said she stopped the truck and checked to see what she hit, but she couldn't see anything, police wrote.
Her mother, who had noticed damage to the family's truck, saw a news report Monday about Davis Duane Stanger, 60, who died in a hit-and-run crash about 9 p.m. Sunday. A passer-by found his body and bicycle nearby.
The truck matched the description of the family's Dodge, police wrote. The mother confronted her daughter, who said she likely was the driver who hit Stanger. The girl called police about 3 p.m. Monday, police wrote.
The girl had permission to drive the truck, but she did not have permission to be in the area of the crash, said Draper police Sgt. Eric Braegger. There is no evidence she was texting or talking on her cell phone when the crash occurred, police wrote.
Police believe Stanger was riding his bike home when he was struck.
Stanger worked for ACD Direct, handling call center phone traffic for nonprofit fundraisers, said his supervisor, Maida Hernandez.
"He was awesome consistently one of the top performers on the team," Hernandez said.
He often would depart from script to personally thank contributors, whether they were donating to a children's hospital or to rescues for abused pets.
"I can clearly hear him in my head," Hernandez said.