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Police identify Salt Lake hit-and-run suspect, ask for public’s help

Jul 4, 2023, 5:18 PM | Updated: 5:46 pm

Salt Lake City police are asking for help from the public to find a hit-and-run suspect described a...

Salt Lake City Police respond to a fatal hit-and-run crash early Monday morning. (Salt Lake City Police Department)

(Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police are asking for help from the public to find a hit-and-run suspect described as dangerous.

They said that Robert Boyatt, 53, drove a car toward, hit, and killed 61-year-old Victor Hershberger early Monday morning, July 3.

 

According to investigators, Boyatt struck the victim near 1020 West 1000 North.  The victim was operating a scooter when he was hit, and died at the scene.


 

Police said they’ve found the car believe to be associated with the fatal crash. They believe the suspect and victim knew each other and that this was not a random act.

The suspect stands 5’9″, weighs approximately 180 pounds, is bald, and has blue eyes. Police have asked him to come forward by calling 911. 

(Image of hit-and-run suspect Robert Boyatt, Salt Lake City Police)

If you have information, please call 801-799-3000 with reference number 23-144525.

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Police identify Salt Lake hit-and-run suspect, ask for public’s help