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Two separate crashes in Salt Lake City leave one dead, one with critical injuries

Posted at 6:35 AM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-03 13:40:31-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A man was killed and another was critically injured in two separate Salt Lake City crashes Tuesday night.

Police report one crash happened at 1440 S. Main Street at 9:15 p.m.

That crash involved a motorcycle and a car, police said. The male motorcyclist, who is 50-years-old, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation shows that the motorcycle attempted to pass the car while the driver was changing lanes.

Officials say the driver of the car, who is 23-years-old showed signs of impairment and is cooperating with police in the investigation.

The second crash happened at 300 S. 700 E. at 9:46 p.m., police said.

That incident involved a skateboarder and a car. Police report that despite life-saving measures, the man died at the scene.

Initial investigation shows the skateboarder may have been crossing the street against a traffic light when he was hit by the car.

Traffic in the area of both crashes was impacted for several hours Tuesday night while officials investigated both scenes.

Further details about the identities of the men who were hit were not made available.