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SLCPD Provides Update on Homicide Case, Victim Identified

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is providing an update on the July 3rd homicide investigation that resulted in the death of a 61-year-old man.

The victim is identified as Victor Hershberger.

Detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Homicide Squad are leading this investigation.

The person responsible for Hershberger’s death remains outstanding.

Detectives believe there are people in our community with information about this case, including people who know the identity of the driver of the car that hit Hershberger.

Currently, there is no suspect information or description about the driver’s car available.

This investigation started at 1:15 a.m., on Monday, July 3, 2023, when SLC911 got a call about a crash involving a car and a person riding a scooter near 1020 West 1000 North.

Based on the preliminary information, detectives believe the driver may have intentionally hit Hershberger and left the scene without stopping or rendering first aid.

Hershberger died on scene.

The on-duty watch commander requested the help of the Crash Analysis Reconstruction (CAR) Team, homicide detectives, and the SLCPD’s Crime Lab technicians.

Detectives are urging the driver to come forward by calling 9-1-1 and turning themselves in.

Anyone with information about this crash should call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 23-144525.

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 further information is available for release.

 

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