Update: UHP says person struck, killed on I-15 near 800 North was 17-year-old male

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 30, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Highway Patrol announced Friday morning a person whose body was found on I-15 early Thursday morning was a 17-year-old male.

“The pedestrian has been identified and family has been notified,” said a statement from UHP. “The individual was a 17-year-old male. We are still investigating why he was on the freeway and how he was hit.”

Dispatch received calls of a possible body in the right travel lane of I-15 southbound near 800 North in Salt Lake City at 12:44 a.m., a previous statement said.

“Medical arrived and confirmed a person had been struck and was deceased,” the previous statement said. “Troopers arrived and I-15 was closed at 1000 North. No vehicles stopped or have reported striking an individual in the area. The individual is male and no identification has been located.”

A fingerprint scanner was used in conjunction with the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner to help identify the body.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.



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