Man arrested after hitting girlfriend with car in Salt Lake

Posted at 5:30 PM, May 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-21 19:30:52-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A homicide investigation team has been called to the scene of an auto-pedestrian collision that occurred in Salt Lake City Thursday and left a woman in critical condition, and police have arrested a man suspected in the incident.

The incident occurred in the area of 151 West and 980 South in Salt Lake City, and FOX 13 News first heard reports of the crash around 5:10 p.m. Mead Avenue is closed in the area of the incident.

Det.  Cody Lougy, Salt Lake City Police Department, said 29-year-old Anthony Robert Vigil, who police said is the victim's boyfriend, could potentially face a murder charge if the 25-year-old woman does not recover. The man was taken into custody by South Salt Lake police about an hour after the woman was injured.

"Right now we're looking at this case as an aggravated assault, but they could definitely be updated to murder," he said.

Lougy also said a homicide investigation team would be working the case.

"They're going to make this a serious investigation, just in case she doesn't pull through," he said.

So far the victim has not yet been identified.