Police vehicle involved in fatal wreck in Salt Lake City
By ERIN ALBERTY | The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Sep 23 2016 06:48AM • Updated 21 minutes ago
A pedestrian died after he was struck by a Unified Police vehicle and another car while he was crossing a street during Thursday night's storm in Salt Lake City.
Investigators reported poor visibility at 1300 South and Main Street about 11 p.m. when the man, 32, attempted to cross 1300 South just east of the intersection, said Salt Lake City Police Lt. Mike Ross.
Street lights were darkened due to a power outage and rain was falling, Ross said.
The man began walking north when a police truck driven by a UPD officer was traveling east on 1300 South and struck the man, Ross said. The man was then thrown into the westbound lanes, where a second vehicle struck him, Ross said.
The man died at the scene.
His name was being withheld until next of kin can be located.
The rain and the darkness are believed to be factors, Ross said. The man was wearing dark clothing and was not walking in a crosswalk, he said. Police were withholding the victim's name pending family notifications.
The accident is being investigated by the Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team, which is made up of officers from several departments in the valley.