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Suspect arrested in fatal auto accident in South Salt Lake

Posted at 9:51 PM, Jan 01, 2020

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah —A man has been arrested after being involved in a crash that killed one woman in South Salt Lake early Wednesday.

Wilonja Lusungu, 46,  was charged with DUI after South Salt Lake police investigated a fatal automobile accident at 2700 South and 300 West. According to SSLPD, two vehicles were involved in a crash that sent one woman to a local hospital in critical conditions before succumbing to injuries suffered.  The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Mavil Labra of West Valley City.

According to a probable cause statement, upon arrival Lusungu smelled of alcohol, heavily bloodshot eyes and depressed facial features. Due to injuries suffered in the collision, a sobriety test was not administered and Lusungu was taken to a hospital before being discharged and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.

The victim of the crash has yet to be identified.