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January 31, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SLCPD Investigating Deadly Crash in Rose Park
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a crash that killed a man.
The name and age of the man is not being released at this time, pending next-of-kin notifications.
This investigation started at 8:17 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, when SLC911 received information about a crash involving a person near 1200 West and 600 North.
Officers determined this crash involved two cars that hit the man.
The first impact happened as the man crossed, northbound in the crosswalk, on 600 North. The driver of a white station wagon hit the man while turning eastbound onto 600 North. The driver remained on scene and started helping the victim.
The second impact happened while the driver of the station wagon helped the victim.
Officers believe the second vehicle, a black SUV, turning east onto 600 North hit both a bystander and the man on the ground. Officers arrived and found the man initially hit by the station wagon down on the ground critically injured.
Bystanders, Gold Cross Ambulance and the Salt Lake City Fire Department attempted life-saving efforts, but the man died on scene.
Paramedics treated the bystander for non-life-threatening injuries on scene.
Both drivers remained on scene and are cooperating with the investigation.
This crash marks the second traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City for 2023.
The Crash Analysis Reconstruction (CAR) Team and SLCPD Crime Lab technicians responded to the scene.
The CAR Team is a multi-jurisdictional crash team that investigates crashes involving serious physical injuries or death. Members of the CAR Team receive specialized training in collision examination, speed analysis, vehicle dynamics, occupant kinematics, scene photography, surveying equipment, crash scene mapping, evidence collection and computer aided drawing programs.
The CAR Team includes law enforcement from the Salt Lake City Police Department and several other Salt Lake Valley law enforcement agencies.
No additional details are available for release.
Photos from the scene are being released. These photos may be used with proper credit to the Salt Lake City Police Department.