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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT

July 9, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com

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SLCPD Investigating Deadly Hit and Run Crash on Redwood Road

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a deadly hit and run crash and is asking for the community’s help identifying the driver and car involved.

This investigation started at 4:38 a.m. on Sunday July 9, 2023, when a community member called 9-1-1 and reported a crash involving a bicyclist near Redwood Road and Indiana Avenue.

SLC911 dispatchers worked with the caller to get additional information, including the exact location of the crash, which is 755 South Redwood Road.

Officers responded and found the victim, a 59-year-old man, on the ground with critical injuries.

Officers, paramedics, and the Salt Lake City Fire Department all provided emergency life-saving efforts, but the man died on scene.

Based on the preliminary investigation, officers believe the suspect driver, traveling north on Redwood Road, hit the cyclist as he rode northbound.

The suspect driver did not stop. Officers believe the driver continued northbound on Redwood Road.

The Salt Lake City Police Department is asking community members living along Redwood Road from Indiana Avenue to 500 South to review their doorbell or home security systems from approximately 4:20 a.m. until 4:40 a.m. to see if they captured anything that may be relevant to the investigation.

Community members should call 801-799-3000 and ask to speak with an officer.

Redwood Road is currently closed from Indiana Avenue and approximately 700 South.

The closure is expected to last several hours.

A SLCPD Public Information Officer will be on scene until 8 a.m. for interviews. Media staging is at Redwood Road and Indiana Avenue.

Several photos from the scene are being released. Media may use these photos with credit to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

This crash marks the 10th 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.

1 – A Salt Lake City Police Department patrol SUV parked on Redwood Road following a deadly crash near 755 South (SLCPD Photo | July 9, 2023).

2 – A Salt Lake City Police Department patrol SUV parked on Redwood Road following a deadly crash near 755 South (SLCPD photo | July 9, 2023).

3 – Officers block Redwood Road near 700 South following a fatal hit and run crash (SLCPD photo | July 9, 2023).

4 – Salt Lake City Police investigate a deadly hit and run crash near 755 South Redwood Road (SLCPD photo | July 9, 2023).

 

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