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SALT LAKE CITY — A 61-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday in what police are calling a hit-and-run.
About 12:55 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a call about a man on the ground near 415 E. 400 South, according to Salt Lake City police. When officers arrived, they found a 61-year-old man in the westbound lane of traffic with critical injuries.
Despite immediate life-saving efforts by the officers, the man died on the scene, according to a from police. Their statement initially said the incident was Salt Lake City's second traffic-related fatality for 2022, but it was later corrected to show that this is the city's third traffic-related fatality this year.
Information regarding the driver's vehicle is "limited," but it is presumed that it "will likely have frontend damage," according to police.
The Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team and crime lab technicians responded to the scene. Westbound traffic on 400 South from 500 East to 400 East was closed at the time of the investigation but has since reopened.
Police ask anyone with information to call Salt Lake City Police at 801-799-3000 and reference case number 22-25985.
The man's identity was not released.