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Victim in fatal hit-and-run on Redwood Road identified

Posted at 7:46 AM, Jun 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-06 17:54:09-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police are looking for a driver after a hit-and-run crash left one man dead Friday night.

According to a statement released by SLCPD, the crash happened around 10:11 p.m. when a white Ford F-150 pickup truck crashed into a passenger car at the intersection of Redwood Road and California Avenue.

Both vehicles were disabled in the crash. Witnesses later told police that the driver of the Ford F-150 got out and fled the scene.

The driver of the passenger car, later identified as 28-year-old Gonzalo Portillo, was pronounced dead at the scene.

SLCPD initially asked for the public's help to identify the driver of the pickup, but on Monday they gave an update that they were no longer seeking the suspect's identity. No further information was released and the investigation remained open.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Crash Analysis Reconstruction team. The crash marks the 14th traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City for 2022.