REDDING, Calif., Jan. 11, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) ─ Unified Police Department detectives, with the assistance of the United States Marshals Office, have made an arrest after the 2015 hit-and-run death of a 19-year-old in Taylorsville.
Tyler Hurt, who was previously named as a person of interest, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Redding, Calif., according to a news release from the UPD on Thursday. Hunt is being held in Shasta County, Calif., awaiting extradition and prosecution by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. No other details on the arrest were immediately released.
Hurt was named as a person of interest soon after the hit-and-run accident that killed Edgar Osvaldo Frayre-Rodriguez on Nov. 22, 2015.
Frayre-Rodriguez was part of a group of three people on motorcycles riding in the area of 4710 S. 4015 West in Kearns. The group was turning right to exit a Chevron station and travel southbound on 4700 South. Frayre-Rodriguez swung wide and wobbled, and was struck by an oncoming Jeep driven by Hurt. The victim was wearing a helmet but sustained fatal injures and died at the scene.
Hurt, 26, fled the scene in the Jeep, then left the vehicle parked in another Chevron at 5400 S. Bangerter Highway. He has family in the Salt Lake Valley and lived in West Jordan, but he fled after the accident.
Early scene analysis indicated that the Jeep probably was not at fault, however, because Hurt fled the scene of a fatal accident, he now faces possibly serious criminal charges, according to Unified Police officials.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.