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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT

June 4, 2022

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com

 

SLCPD Investigating Deadly Hit and Run

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a deadly hit and run crash.

This investigation started at 10:11 p.m. on Friday June 3, 2022 when SLC911 received information about a crash involving a passenger car and a pick-up at the intersection of Redwood Road and California Avenue.

Officers and firefighters responded and located a 28-year-old man trapped inside his car with critical injuries. Despite rescue efforts, the man died on scene.

The crash disabled both the car and pick-up. Witnesses told police the driver of what appears to be a white Ford F-150 got out of the truck and ran away.

Officers quickly secured the area and started looking for the driver of the Ford F-150.

Despite those search efforts, the driver remains unaccounted for. Anyone who has information on the that person’s name, location or this case should call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 22-104677.

This crash marks the 14th traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City for 2022.

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

As part of the CAR Team’s investigation, they will work to determine the exact location, direction of travel and speed of both vehicles in the moments leading up to the crash.

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.

A photo from the scene is being released.

A PIO will be available after 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022, for interviews. Media interested should email PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com.

No further information is being released at this time.

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