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One dead in early morning auto-pedestrian accident on I-15 in Murray

Posted at 7:37 AM, Aug 22, 2020

One person is dead, and a driver is being investigated for impairment following an accident Saturday morning.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, a white SUV was traveling southbound on I-15. The vehicle struck a pedestrian at the top of the 4500 South off ramp around 4:30 a.m. and continued driving.

A citizen followed the SUV and called 911 to report reckless driving.

Murray Police located the SUV and driver. They also responded back to the scene and located a deceased person.

The right lanes, and the 4500 South off ramp on I-15 Southbound will be closed through mid-morning as Utah Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

The victim has not been named, and it is unknown why they were on the freeway.