Murray police searching for driver who police say hit and killed a pedestrian in Murray

Oct 2, 2023, 7:09 AM | Updated: Oct 18, 2023, 1:39 pm

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Murray police are investigated a fatal-hit-and-run on Sept. 29, 2023. (Eddie Collins, KSL-TV)

(Eddie Collins, KSL-TV)

MURRAY — Murray police are looking for a driver who police say hit and killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash Friday night.

About 9:45 p.m., a pedestrian was about 30 feet south of a crosswalk in the northbound lanes of 900 East and approximately 6300 South in Murray, police said.

The fatal crash may have been an accident, police said.

“The driver may not even known he hit a person, based on circumstances,” said Kristin Reardon, spokeswoman for Murray police.

Murray police are looking for a driver of this Nissan Frontier that hit and killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash Friday night. (Photo: Murray police department)

The man who died in the crash was not from Utah, police say, but they have not released his name or where he was from. He was in Utah for the weekend’s general conference and next-of-kin have been notified of the man’s death. He was in his 70s, police said.

“(The man) could have been going anywhere, (he) could have been going to Wheeler Farm or leaving Wheeler Farm or walking to one of the businesses close to there,” Reardon said.

Investigators are working to identify the driver and pickup truck involved in the crash.

Witnesses told police the pedestrian was hit by a newer model Nissan Frontier that then fled the scene. They say the pickup truck had a roof rack and a broken headlight on the passenger side following the crash.

Police ask that if anyone recognizes the pickup truck to call police.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Murray police department at 801-840-4000 and reference case MR23-35447.

Contributing: Brianna Chavez, KSL-TV

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Murray police searching for driver who police say hit and killed a pedestrian in Murray