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Thursday April 18, 2024 Salt Lake City, UT

Media Alert


Press Release

Fatal Auto Vs. Pedestrian on I-15 at 4500 in Murray

Saturday August 22, 2020

On Saturday morning at approximately 4:30, a white SUV was traveling southbound on I-15 at the top of the 4500 South off ramp. The SUV struck a pedestrian and continued driving. A citizen followed the SUV and call 911 to report it’s recklessly driving.
Murray PD located the suspect vehicle and stopped it. Murray PD responded back to the 4500 South off ramp and located a deceased body.
Utah Highway Patrol is handling the investigation. The driver is being investigated for impairment. It is unknown why the pedestrian was on the interstate.
The 4500 South off ramp SB and the right lanes of I-15 will be closed into the mid morning.
The deceased was identified as Preston Scott Smith, 43 years of age.



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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