Victim identified in fatal Salt Lake City hit-and-run

Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident in Salt Lake City on Saturday. (Salt Lake City Police)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Police identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run accident in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

At 8:41 p.m., Salt Lake City police received reports of an accident involving a pedestrian at 800 S. West Temple. West Temple was closed from 700 south to 800 south and 800 south to Main Street to 200 west while police investigate the crash.

Officers arrived at the scene and found a male on the ground with serious injuries. Officers immediately attempted to save lives, including CPR, but the man died at the scene. On Sunday morning, police identified the man as 65-year-old Martin Minteer.

Witnesses told officers the vehicle involved continued south on West Temple and did not stop immediately, Salt Lake City police said. Minteer was in a wheelchair and was walking through West Temple when he was hit, witnesses said. An investigation is underway to determine Minteer’s exact location on the street and the speed of the car at the time of the crash, Salt Lake City police said.

Officers investigated the scene and began searching for the driver. At 10:55 p.m. Saturday, the driver and members of his family approached police at 700 S. West Temple, a Salt Lake City police statement said. Officers secured the vehicle involved in the accident and the driver cooperated with investigators.

No arrests have been made in connection with the crash and the driver’s name has not been released, Salt Lake police said. Officers are continuing their efforts to notify the victim’s next of kin.

The crash marks the ninth traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City this year, police said.

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