Elderly pedestrian seriously injured in Brigham City hit-and-run

Brigham City police arrested a man Sunday after they say he hit a 76-year-old man crossing a street Saturday night and then fled.

Brigham City police arrested a man Sunday after they say he hit a 76-year-old man crossing a street Saturday night and then fled. (Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com)


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BRIGHAM CITY — Brigham City police have arrested a man who they say was involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a 76-year-old man Saturday night.

Eddy Garza, 67, was booked into the Box Elder County Jail for investigation of failure to remain at the scene of an accident, Brigham City Police Chief Chad Reyes said.

The 76-year-old man was crossing the street and was hit in the southbound lane in front of a gas station near 600 S. Main about 7:20 p.m., Brigham City police said. The man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

"He looks like he'll make it but he does have some pretty serious injuries and he'll be in the hospital for a while," Reyes said.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene, but police were able to identify the vehicle through parts that had been left behind, Reyes said. After identifying the vehicle, police were able to track it nearby.

The identity of the injured man has not been released.

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Ashley Fredde covers human services and and women's issues for KSL.com. She also enjoys reporting on arts, culture and entertainment news. She's a graduate of the University of Arizona.

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