Police: Man likely suffered medical condition before sideswiping semi

Police: Man likely suffered medical condition before sideswiping semi

(Kristin Murphy, KSL)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police believe a 75-year-old man likely suffered a medical episode before side swiping a semitrailer Thursday morning.

The incident happened about 9:15 a.m. near 500 N. Redwood Road. Witnesses told police that the man was slumped over his steering wheel before he hit the semi. He was transported to a local hospital in extremely critical condition and was not expected to survive.

The man's name was not immediately released.


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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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