Driver, victim identified after fatal crash in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY — Police have identified the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Salt Lake City that claimed the life of a pregnant woman and critically injured her young daughter.
On Tuesday, Jack Archibald, age 53, of West Valley City was reportedly impaired while driving east on 1700 South when he swerved into oncoming traffic lanes. Police said that Archibald then drove onto the sidewalk near 900 East and hit 23-year-old Libbie Isabel Allan and her daughter.
Today, detectives arrested 53-year-old Jack Archibald, of West Valley City, in connection to this case.
— Salt Lake City Police (@slcpd) May 4, 2022
Police said Archibald left the scene after hitting the pedestrians. He was found a short time later, police said, near the Forest Dale Golf Course. He was inside a shed, and “smelled very strongly of an alcoholic beverage,” a police report said.
We are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic crash near 900 East 1700 South. 1700 South is closed between 900 East and 1000 East. Avoid the area if possible. A PIO is on scene. Media staging is in the parking lot of fresh market. #slc #saltlakecity #slcpd pic.twitter.com/LySFfT3cmq
— Salt Lake City Police (@slcpd) May 3, 2022
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