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SLCPD Seeks Tips to Help Locate Driver in Deadly Hit & Run, Family Offers Reward

SALT LAKE CITY — Detectives assigned to the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Crash Analysis Reconstruction (CAR) Team continue to seek the community’s help to locate the driver involved in a deadly hit and run crash that killed 31-year-old Brandon Maher.

This investigation started at 1:43 a.m. on Sunday January 15, 2023, when SLC911 got information about a person on the ground on 700 East near 500 South.

Community members and the Salt Lake City Fire Department provided life-saving aid but Maher died on scene.

The investigation shows a dark-colored truck traveling southbound on 700 East ran the red light at 500 South and hit Maher in a crosswalk.

The driver of the truck did not stop.

Based on evidence at the scene, detectives are looking for a smaller, dark-colored Chevy truck with front-end damage.

Family members of Maher are offering a $2500 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution and conviction of the person responsible.

Anyone with information about this crash should call 801-799-3000 and reference 23-10220.

A photo of Maher is being released on behalf of his family. Media may use this photo with proper credit to the Maher family.

No further information on this case is being released. Neither the PIO nor the On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.

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