Salt Lake City police are searching for a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident on Redwood Road

Salt Lake City police at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred Friday night at the intersection of Redwood Rd and California Avenue. Photo: Salt Lake City Police Department

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 4, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake City police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred Friday night at the intersection of Redwood Rd. and California Avenue.

According to an SLCPD press release, SLC911 dispatchers were notified of the crash at 10:11 p.m.

“Officers and firefighters responded and found a 28-year-old man trapped in his car with serious injuries. Despite rescue efforts, the man died at the scene,” the SLCPD press release read.

“The crash disabled both the car and the pickup. Witnesses told police the driver of what appears to be a white Ford F-150 exited the truck and fled.

The suspect managed to evade officers and now the SLCPD is asking for the public’s help in determining his whereabouts.

Anyone with information regarding the fatal crash can call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 22-104677.

This crash marks the 14e traffic deaths in Salt Lake City in 2022.

The Crash Analysis Reconstruction (CAR) team and technicians from the SLCPD Crime Lab responded to the scene.

As part of the CAR team’s investigation, they will work to determine the exact location, direction of travel and speed of the two vehicles in the moments leading up to the crash.

The CAR team is a multi-jurisdictional team that investigates accidents involving serious physical injury or death. CAR team members receive specialized training in collision examination, speed analysis, vehicle dynamics, occupant kinematics, scene photography, surveying equipment, mapping of accident scenes, 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.

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