Update: Couple charged with running over man, leaving him for dead in West Valley City street

Anthony Borge (left) and Keirsten Tomasini were booked into Salt Lake County Jail on Friday, April 19, 2019, on suspicion of running over and fatally injuring a 20-year-old man in West Valley City on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Photo: Salt Lake County
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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, April 19, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man and woman were jailed Friday night, suspected of running over 20-year-old Hairon Freyre-Portuondo and leaving him to die on a West Valley City street.

At about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Freyre-Portuondo’s body was discovered in the road on 1855 West at about 3188 South, West Valley City Police Department said in a news release. The area is southwest of Redwood Park and Redwood Recreation Center.

At the time, police said Freyre-Portuondo’s injuries were consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

On Thursday, “investigators developed information regarding one of the people who had been inside the vehicle that hit Freyre-Portuondo,” the news release states.

Officers made contact with Anthony Borge, 19, and brought him in for questioning. It was determined that Borge had been a passenger in the vehicle that hit Freyre-Portuondo, and Borge was booked into Salt Lake County Jail.

Hairon Freyre-Portuondo. Photo: West Valley City Police Department

Detectives next identified Keirsten Tomasini, 22, as the possible driver of the vehicle that hit Freyre-Portuondo.

On Friday, they learned Tomasini’s location and saw her in a truck matching the description of the suspect vehicle, a blue 2006 Ford F350. The truck had been reported to Unified Police Department as stolen on April 1.

Officers stopped Tomasini and took her in for questioning. In the course of the interrogation, police say it was determined that Tomasini was the driver of the truck that hit Freyre-Portuondo.

Police say it also was determined that Freyre-Portuondo had been inside the truck with Tomasini and Borge when there was a dispute of some sort, and Freyre-Portuondo got out of the moving truck, fell to the ground and was hit by the vehicle.

“It was also determined that, although Tomasini was aware that she had hit Freyre-Portuondo, she fled the scene and did not attempt to render aid or obtain assistance for Freyre-Portuondo,” the WVCPD news release says.

Tomasini was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on the following charges:

  • Manslaughter, a second-degree felony 
  • Failure to remain at an accident involving serious injury, a third-degree felony
  • Receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, a second-degree felony
  • Obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony

Borge was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on the charge of obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony.

The news release concluded: 

“We are proud of the excellent work of our investigators on this complex case. They have worked diligently day and night and within 72 hours of the incident, have brought into custody all suspects believed to be involved in this case.”

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