Salt Lake City Police: Hit-and-run vehicle located after pedestrian critically injured; driver at large

Salt Lake City police officials said Thursday a pedestrian critically injured in a hit-and-run crash on State Street Jan. 30 has died. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 31, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake City police have located the vehicle they believe was used in a hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian in extremely critical condition.

“The suspect vehicle in last night’s hit and run at 1790 S. State St. has been located,” says an SLCPD tweet issued early Friday afternoon. “We are still looking to speak with the driver. If you have any information about the driver please call 801-799-3000.”

A follow-up tweet said the vehicle was found near the accident site.

“The vehicle was located abandoned in a neighborhood a few blocks East and North from the initial scene. Detectives are actively working the case.”

Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

Salt Lake City Police Lt. Carlos Valencia told Gephardt Daily at the scene Thursday night that the victim was crossing the street near 1790 South about 10:17 p.m. when he was hit by a white southbound Nissan hatchback.

Valencia said security cameras captured images of the Nissan in the O.C. Tanner parking lot shortly after the accident.

Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

The cameras reportedly showed significant damage to the car’s left front bumper.

Police said at the scene that the hit-and-run victim was in extremely critical condition and not expected to survive.

Salt Lake City police have not provided an update on the victim’s condition, or released his name.

The investigation is ongoing.

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