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Body on I-80 (Update #2)

Tuesday July 13, 2021

On Tuesday July 13, 2021, at about 3:05 am, Tooele County received several reports of a possible body laying in the right lane at MP 25, eastbound I-80.  It was reported that the subject was ran over.  One semi-truck stayed on scene.  No other vehicles were found in the area.  When officers arrived they confirmed that there was a deceased 27 year-old male in the roadway. Investigators are currently trying to contact family and determine how he got there and why he was in the area. SBI, MCIT and ME are responding to assist.  The right lane was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

In early afternoon July 13, 2021, UHP received a report from concerned friends of the deceased that the involved person could be someone they knew. He had been traveling with them in the early morning hours of July 13th. Friends stated that he was intoxicated and an argument occurred. They said that the male tried to exit the vehicle several times while they were driving. After stopping several times, he exited the vehicle telling them that someone else was going to give him a ride, and they left. Shortly after that is when dispatch received calls of a body in the roadway. The investigation is still ongoing.

Name: Filiberto Tapia-Guerrero Age: 27 From: Salt lake City, Utah

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Joe Dougherty
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Department of Public Safety
JDOUGHERTY@UTAH.GOV

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