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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run identified; driver cooperating with police

By Carter Williams, | Posted - Jan 2nd, 2018 @ 9:52am

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Police identified a man Tuesday who was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night.

Cottonwood police said in a statement that Nathan Brown, 36, was killed after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Fort Union Boulevard and Highland Drive around 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle that they believe struck the man turned their vehicle over to police for investigation.

Police said they received a report that a man was jumping into traffic at the 2000 East block of Fort Union Boulevard prior to a report of the man being struck. Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Ryan Shosted said crews attempted life-saving measures on Brown but he died at the scene.

Witnesses told police that Brown appeared to be moving in and out of traffic and that Brown was laying down in the roadway at one point before the crash, according to a police statement.

An SUV believed to be involved in striking Brown fled the scene. However, police received a call from a person later who reported they were involved in the crash. The person, who was not identified, has been cooperating with authorities and turned their vehicle over as a part of the investigation, police said.

The crash remains under investigation and police said all evidence will be provided to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office for any possible charges.

Carter Williams

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