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Police identify man riding scooter who was killed intentionally by car in Salt Lake City

Posted at 6:12 AM, Jul 03, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police have identified the man killed by a car while riding a scooter, which they are investigating as a homicide.

Victor Hershberge, 61, died at the scene in the crash that occurred shortly after midnight on Monday, July 3.

This investigation began after police received a call about a crash involving a car and a person riding a scooter near 1020 West 1000 North.

Officers discovered the driver of the vehicle hit the 61-year-old man on the scooter purposefully, although it's not known if the driver and the victim knew each other.

“Detectives believe that a car was traveling westbound on 1000 North when it turned around and it appears that it intentionally crossed traffic and hit the man on a scooter that was traveling westbound on 1000 North,” explained Sgt. Mark Wian with the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Police have not yet identified the driver.

Detectives are asking those who reside or have a business in the area to look through security camera footage or ring doorbell video for any clues that may be helpful in the investigation.

Anybody with information on the incident or the driver involved should call Salt Lake City Police at 801-799-3000.

The incident marks the sixth traffic-related fatality and eleventh homicide in Salt Lake City for 2023.