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Deputy with Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office dies in weekend crash

Nov 14, 2022, 9:30 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:22 am

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LEHI, Utah — A deputy with the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office died Saturday morning from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash.

According to Lehi Police, Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joel Baker was in uniform and on his way to his scheduled shift at the Salt Lake County Jail when the crash occurred.

The crash occurred at 2100 N. Redwood Road at 4:38 a.m.

Police said a fully loaded cement truck was traveling southbound on Redwood. Police said the cement truck ran a red light, striking the vehicle Baker was in as it was attempting to turn left onto Redwood Road.

Lehi Police said the driver of the cement truck is cooperating with the investigation, and impairment does not appear to have been a factor.

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