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Crowd lifts car from person hit by speeding driver in West Valley City

Aug 8, 2022, 10:07 AM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:28 am

WEST VALLEY, Utah -- One person is dead and two others are in critical condition after a crash in W...

A West Valley police car is parked in West Valley City on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. West Valley City police say three juveniles are in custody following a shooting at Valley Fair Mall on Monday, May 8, 2023. A man, roughly 30 years old, suffered a non-life-threatening injury. (Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

(Kristin Murphy/Deseret News)

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A driver is under arrest and one person is hospitalized after an accident Sunday night off of Redwood Road and 4000 South.

West Valley City Police Lt. Julie Jorgensen said a driver was traveling northbound on Redwood Road when he crashed through a retaining wall and then into the parking lot of the Redwood Apartments. Witnesses said that the driver was speeding when the crash happened.

Police said that there was a group of people standing in the apartment parking lot who scattered when the car approached. But one adult male was hit and run over by the driver.

The remaining crowd reportedly lifted the car off the the crash victim, who was later hospitalized with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver has been identified as Gabriel Yates. He was suspected of driving under the influence and was booked into the Salt Lake County jail.

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Crowd lifts car from person hit by speeding driver in West Valley City