HOLLADAY, Utah, Sept. 4, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Unified Police Department has released the name of a man killed in a violent crash in Holladay early Thursday morning.
The victim was Daniel Joseph Olsen, age 30, of Murray, a UPD tweet says.
Unified Police Lt. Paul Barker told Gephardt Daily on Thursday that the driver was headed southbound on Highland Drive about 1:50 a.m. when he drove off the road and clipped a street sign before careening into a gas station parking lot at 6070 S. Highland Drive.
The green Volkswagen came to a stop upside down in the parking lot of the Chevron just a few feet from gas pumps. Its engine was detached during the crash and smashed through the brick wall of a neighboring business.
Barker said it appeared excessive speed was a factor.