Park City man killed when car hits tree after ‘domestic situation’

A 52-year-old Park City man was killed early Sunday morning after he left a residence following a "domestic situation" and collided with a tree at high speed. Photo Courtesy: UHP

PARK CITY, Utah, April 16, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A 52-year-old Park City man was killed early Sunday morning after he drove away from a residence following a “domestic situation” and collided with a tree at high speed.

The man has been identified as David Cook, according to a news release from the Utah Highway Patrol.

The news release said Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a call on a domestic situation in the area of Jeremy Ranch in Park City, but Cook left the residence before officers could arrive.

He then drove his car on the dirt road that links Jeremy Ranch to State Route 65. He joined SR-65, “accelerated to a high speed and drove off the straightaway and into a large cottonwood tree,” the news release said.

Cook was killed upon impact. No one observed the crash, but some campers nearby heard the crash, police said.

Officials have not yet released details of the “domestic situation,” but did say it was between husband and wife.

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