Barbara McGregor Hales killed in Monday accident

An 80 year-old Logan woman was killed following an auto-pedestrian accident in the ShopKo parking lot Monday morning in Logan. Logan Police Captain Jeff Curtis discussed the accident involving Barbara McGregor Hales at an afternoon press conference on Monday. Hales was being treated for critical injuries following the crash, but died at about 6:20 p.m., Curtis said. Hales was walking into the north doors of the store just before 10 am Monday morning when she was struck by a small north-bound pickup truck. According to Curtis the 62 year-old driver briefly looked down at the items he had recently purchased at the store when he struck Hales. Hales was rushed to Logan Regional Hospital where she has been placed on life-support. The accident is still being investigated. Hales was a retired professor of English at Utah State University. She taught children’s literature, poetry and speech. She also ran a poetry festival held at USU in the past. Hales was also known for her love of books and frequently handing them out to students and Logan City council members.

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