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Man sleeping outside parking garage dies after being hit by car in Salt Lake City

Posted at 7:45 AM, Aug 08, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — A man died in the hospital after he was hit by a car outside of a parking garage early Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City.

The man was later identified as 56-year-old Joseph Montanino.

The incident happened in the area of 549 West 200 South just after 5:30 a.m.

"Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe the man was on the ground sleeping against the parking garage door," officials said. "When the garage door opened, the driver hit the man."

The driver of the vehicle involved stayed at the scene after the crash, calling police to say they were coming out of their apartment complex parking when they hit Montanino.

Police report that paramedics took Montanino to the hospital where he later died.

Officials report there were no traffic impacts due to the crash.

An investigation is underway to determine if the driver will face charges although police report there is no evidence to suggest the crash was intentional.

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