SLC Police: Suspect fleeing hit-run crash runs stop sign, kills driver of vehicle passing through intersection


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 4, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was killed Friday evening when his vehicle was struck by an SUV that allegedly was fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run crash in Salt Lake City.

The deadly collision occurred at about 5:20 p.m. in the intersection of 1100 East and Bryan Avenue, said Lt. Carlos Valencia, with the Salt Lake City Police Department. The impact caused the vehicle which was hit to roll. Its driver died at the scene.

Valencia told Gephardt Daily the SUV had been involved in an earlier hit-and-run accident at 1300 South and 300 East, and the victim in that initial incident called police as he followed the fleeing SUV.

It was at the intersection of 1100 East and Bryan Avenue, where the suspect ran a stop sign and crashed into the second vehicle, fatally injuring that driver, Valencia said.

The suspect was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The crash is being investigated as a possible DUI.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more details become known.


  1. I think that the people at the scene, especially those laughing in the background, need to remember that this is someone’s father, husband, brother and my cousin. Be respectful.

  2. What your article about the car crash fails to mention is that the man who was killed was kind, generous, hardworking and loving. He leaves behind a family and friends who will miss him far beyond what words can ever express. Too often we write and talk about the tragedies of life as if they are simply cold facts with no real names, faces or emotions attached. We should all strive to do better.


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