Police release new details on fatal auto-pedestrian accident in South Salt Lake

SOUTH SALT LAKE, March 9, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have released a few more details on a fatal auto-pedestrian accident in South Salt Lake Saturday morning.

But one detail they don’t have yet is the name of the victim, Sgt. Gary Keller, South Salt Lake Police Department, told Gephardt Daily.

“We are still trying to determine his identity, who he is and where he is from,” Keller said at about noon Saturday.

The accident happened at about 5:29 a.m. at 136 W. 3300 South, in front of a Maverik convenience store.

The victim was dressed in dark clothing inappropriate for the weather, Keller said, including flannel pajama bottoms, a hoodie and tennis shoes. The temperature at that time was about 34 degrees, according to an online weather-tracking source.

The victim, believed to be in his 30s or early 40s, was struck by a GMC Yukon, then hit again and dragged by a black Jeep. Both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with police, Keller said. No impairment is suspected in the case of either driver, he added.

Investigators were on the scene for three hours before the road was reopened to traffic.

Two calls came in about a man walking in the roadway shortly before the incident, Keller said. The addresses didn’t quite line up with the accident, but Keller said callers may have gotten their locations wrong, and he suspects they were related to the fatal accident, and that the victim may have been walking in the street.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.


  1. The man was walking in the middle of both westbound lanes , I had just passed him and was turning around and thats when he was hit. He was walking fast paced like he was upset or mad. I couldn’t turn around fast enough.


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