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13-year-old riding bike killed in hit-and-run crash in West Jordan; Suspect arrested

Posted at 7:28 PM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-27 00:19:24-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A driver who hit and killed a boy riding a bike Tuesday evening in West Jordan has been arrested and identified.

The fatal hit-and-run happened around 6 p.m. at 1510 W. 9000 South, according to the West Jordan Police Department.

The 13-year-old boy was crossing 9000 South in a marked crosswalk with a signal, witnesses said. A pickup truck hit the boy while turning right from southbound 1510 West onto westbound 9000 South. The driver then turned around and drove off, heading south on 1510 West.

Witnesses and first responders performed CPR on the victim, who police said was unconscious and not breathing. The boy was then taken to Intermountain Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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Later in the same evening, police found the male suspect in Saratoga Springs and arrested him. They said he made no attempts to turn himself in and was located based on tips and video from witnesses.

The suspect was identified Wednesday morning as Mason Andrews Ohms, age 50, from Saratoga Springs, and he is facing charges related to Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving a Fatality and Automobile Homicide.

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"We want to thank all of the witnesses in this case as our officers have located the suspect and arrested him. He is currently being processed and his name will be released once booked into jail," WJPD wrote in a tweet.

The boy's family has been notified, but his name was not immediately released. His parents said he rode his bike to the store to pick up a treat and was on his way home when he was hit by the truck.

“Our hearts are broken for this family who lost their child today,” WJPD Officer Samuel Winkler said in a written statement. “We have no words for why someone would leave another human in the road mortally injured."

Anyone who has footage of the crash, via dashcams or security cameras, is asked to call police dispatch at 801-840-4000.