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May 24, 2022
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash that critically injured a man.

This investigation started at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, when SLC911 received information about a crash involving two vehicles near 4400 West and California Avenue.

Based on the preliminary information, two drivers who are known to each other, got into an argument which led to one driver chasing the other in their vehicles.

Ultimately, a crash occurred between the two vehicles – a truck and a car. The truck’s impact pushed the car head-on into an oncoming uninvolved car.

Paramedics transported the driver, a man in his 50’s, of the uninvolved car, to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck left the area.

Detectives and patrol officers are working to locate the driver at this time.

The Crash Analysis Reconstruction (CAR) Team and SLCPD Crime Lab technicians responded to the scene.

The CAR Team is a multi-jurisdictional crash team that investigates crashes involving serious physical injuries or death. Members of the CAR Team receive specialized training in collision examination, speed analysis, vehicle dynamics, occupant kinematics, scene photography, surveying equipment, crash scene mapping, evidence collection and computer aided drawing programs.

The CAR Team includes law enforcement from the Salt Lake City Police Department and several other Salt Lake Valley law enforcement agencies.

Media interested in interviews should call 801-799-6397.

Photos from the scene are being released.

No additional details are available for release.

 

 

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