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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
|May 20, 2023|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SLCPD Investigating Deadly Crash
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a deadly crash.
This investigation started at 10:34 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023, when an on-duty Salt Lake City Police sergeant came across a car crash that just happened at 650 West 800 South.
The sergeant requested other officers and Salt Lake City Fire and Gold Cross to respond.
Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the driver of an SUV hit two parked cars, causing the SUV to roll.
The SUV had two people inside.
The passenger died on scene.
The driver had minor injuries. After being medically cleared, SLCPD officer detained the driver pursuant to the investigation.
The Crash Analysis Reconstruction (CAR) Team and SLCPD Crime Lab technicians responded to the scene.
Officers assigned to the CAR Team are working to determine whether the driver was under the influence and/or intoxicated at the time of the crash.
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.
Additional information on this case will be released when it is appropriate to the investigation.
No photos from the scene are available for release.