Update: Police name, arrest suspect in South Salt Lake fatal auto-ped accident

Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal hit-and-run auto-pedestrian crash in South Salt Lake last month. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

SOUTH SALT LAKE, April 3, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal hit-and-run auto-pedestrian crash in South Salt Lake last month.

The fatal crash occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m. on March 9 in the intersection of 3300 South and Main Street, South Salt Lake Police officials said.

A news release from the SSLPD Wednesday afternoon said that on Tuesday at approximately 2:30 p.m., police arrested the suspected driver involved in the hit-and-run crash.

The suspect driver was identified as Ryan Conrad Kidrick, 41, a South Salt Lake resident.

A witness to the fatal hit-and-run was able to identify the suspect in a photo lineup.

Kidrick was arrested and taken into custody without incident, then booked into the Salt Lake County Jail, the news release said. He is facing charges of failure to remain at an accident involving a death, a third-degree felony, and failure to remain at an accident involving a serious injury, a third-degree felony. The case will be screened by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.

The deceased is Michael Corby Westover, 42, a Salt Lake City resident, said a previous news release from South Salt Lake officials.
The second victim, a 33-year-old male Salt Lake City resident, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

South Salt Lake Police Executive Officer Gary Keller told Gephardt Daily at the time it appears the two men were crossing from north to south and were in the crosswalk.

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“I understand at this time that the light changed while they were in the intersection, and a car came through and struck them,” Keller said.

Westover was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The other man was transported to an area trauma center.

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