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Pedestrian killed in Salt Lake City crash; Hit-and-run driver turns self in

Posted at 10:17 PM, Apr 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-03 20:49:52-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car Saturday night in downtown Salt Lake City.

Police said the driver was southbound on West Temple around 8:40 p.m. when she hit the victim. First responders attempted life-saving efforts, including CPR, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was later identified as 65-year-old Martin Minteer.

The driver fled from the scene and it was initially considered a hit-and-run, but the driver returned while police were still at the scene and turned herself in.


SLC Police said the pedestrian, who was in a wheelchair, appeared to have been in or near the crosswalk when the Volkswagen Passat hit him. Police will interview the driver and witnesses, and the crash reconstruction team will work to determine the speed and exact spot where the crash occurred.

It is not yet known whether the driver will face charges; SLCPD said Sunday that no arrests have been made.