West Valley City Police identify man killed in hit-and-run crash

Posted at 7:10 AM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 16:32:30-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Police have identified a man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in West Valley City Tuesday night, and they say the suspect vehicle remains outstanding.

Wednesday afternoon, authorities identified the deceased as 19-year-old Linus Alsano of West Valley City.

A person saw the man lying in the road near 3100 South and 1900 West just after 11 p.m. Tuesday and called 911.

"It does appear that he has been hit by a car," West Valley Police Lt. Steve Burke said. "He's got some massive injuries to him and really the only way to explain that, where he is, would be probably hit by a car but, you know, you don't want to say that too soon."

Police said passersby tried to protect the man's body by parking their cars around him.

Wednesday afternoon, police referred to the crash as a hit and run and said the suspect vehicle is still outstanding. Police have not released any details regarding the vehicle's description.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.