Police: Utah man dead after teen attacks him for sex assault cops say didn't happen

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LOGAN — A 62-year-old man is dead after police say a 17-year-old boy attacked him for sexually assaulting his younger sister, though investigators found video footage that showed the assault never occurred.

On April 23 about 3 p.m., the 16-year-old girl said Michael Fife, 62, sexually assaulted her while the two were on a Cache Valley Transit District bus, according to Logan police.

The girl immediately called her 17-year-old brother and told him about the alleged assault, police said.

Minutes later, police said the brother located Fife getting off the bus near 300 South and 100 West, ran toward him and assaulted him.

Fife fell to the sidewalk, suffered head injuries and was left unconscious, while the brother fled on foot, according to police.

A witness called police and paramedics to the scene. Fife was transported to Logan Hospital and was later transferred to McKay-Dee Hospital, police said.

At 6:15 p.m., the 16-year-old girl called police to report the sexual assault she said occurred on the bus.

Logan police detectives reviewed video footage of the incident that showed Fife walking past the girl, but authorities said no sexual assault occurred.

On April 27, police said Fife died of his injuries.

The case is still under investigation, police said. The names of the juveniles were not released.

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