CRIME

Street racing leads to fatal car crash with uninvolved motorist

Apr 18, 2021, 12:41 PM

SALT LAKE CITY — One person is dead after their vehicle was hit during a street race near 900 South and 3000 West on Saturday night. 

Lt. Lisa Pascadlo with the Salt Lake City Police Department said two cars were racing just before 1 a.m. on 900 South. She said the accident happened when an uninvolved motorist pulled a u-turn in front of the vehicles that were racing.

“One of the vehicles that was racing struck that vehicle killing the driver,” Pascadlo said. 

The driver whose car was hit during the reported racing was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries. 

The racing driver who struck the vehicle remained at the scene and has not been arrested pending a toxicology screen.

 

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