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Police ID father, son in fatal West Jordan crash

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Dec 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-14 16:47:02-05

WEST JORDAN, Utah — Police have identified a father and son killed in an auto-pedestrian accident in West Jordan Saturday night.

Todd Johnson, 44, was traveling west in a motorized wheelchair with his 11-year-old son along a dark stretch of road when a car hit them from behind, according to West Jordan police.

The crash occurred in the area of 6300 West and 7800 South. The area has no sidewalks or streetlights.

Both of the deceased lived in the area, and Monson said it wasn’t clear where the pair were going when they were hit. Both were killed on impact, and the driver of the vehicle that struck the wheelchair was transported to a hospital as a precaution.

“Upon arriving on the scene we found two deceased individuals that had been hit by a crossover type vehicle,” Monson said.

There have not been any citations issued in connection with the crash, and officials said it appears the driver could not see the victims.

“It is a dark section of road out here, it’s just a two lane road, and there isn’t a shoulder or a sidewalk in this area,” Monson said.

Family members provided several photos of Todd and Levi, see the gallery above for those images.

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