Police: Driver, 20, struck and killed by woman who ran red light in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 24, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A 20-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene after an accident early Thursday morning in Salt Lake City.

Sgt. Keith Horrocks, Salt Lake City Police Department, said the accident happened shortly after midnight after the man, driving a Honda Civic northbound, stopped at a traffic light at North Temple and State Street, which is just southeast of City Creek Park.

When his traffic light turned green, the man continued driving north, and his car was struck by a Nissan going east at a high rate of speed. The Nissan ran its red light, Horrocks told Gephardt Daily.

First responders attempted life-saving measures, but the man could not be saved, and was pronounced dead at the accident scene, Horrocks said.

“The female driver of the Nissan was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” Horrocks said. “She admitted to drinking prior to the accident. Part of the investigation will be investigating blood alcohol. The accident reconstruction squad came out and collected evidence.”

The woman has not been charged due to being hospitalized, Horrocks said. He did not know the age or city of the female driver.

Horrocks said the male victim was from Utah, but not Salt Lake City. Horrocks said he was not sure if the victim’s name would be released.


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