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Leaders Talk Safety After Fatal Crashes Near Homeless Center

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Salt Lake City leaders have called for immediate pedestrian safety improvements after three men were fatally struck while trying to cross the street near a new homeless resource center. Police say four crashes including three deaths have occurred in the area since the November opening of the 300-bed men’s resource center in South Salt Lake. Authorities believe all three men were homeless and seeking shelter at the center. City officials say they are working with the state Department of Transportation to reduce speed limits in areas near the shelter and install a crosswalk. A timeline for any improvements is unclear.