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SUV carrying 200 pounds of marijuana involved in deadly Summit County crash

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Nov 30, 2021

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A deadly accident in Summit County ended with Utah Highway Patrol troopers finding over 200 pounds of marijuana inside one of the vehicles involved.

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On Saturday, officials say a BMW traveling northbound on SR-224 near Ute Boulevard struck another vehicle at an intersection. After the first accident, the driver of the BMW moved onto a divider where they hit a pedestrian later identified as 56-year-old Chad Daines.

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After hitting Daines, the BMW continued driving southbound into oncoming traffic before hitting an SUV, causing the SUV driver to immediately flee the scene.

Troopers later found approximately 208 pounds of raw marijuana in the SUV.

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Daines was transported in critical condition to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the SUV, Darrell Gutierrez, was arrested and booked into jail on drug charges.

The Utah Highway Patrol did not say what charges, if any, the driver of the BMW faces, but the investigation is ongoing.