Pedestrian is struck and killed in Summit County Crash (Updated 11/30/21)
On 11/27/2021 at approximately 0911 hours, a black BMW was traveling northbound on SR-224 at the intersection of Ute Blvd. The BMW struck a Honda Crosstour in the intersection. Troopers are investigating whether the BMW ran the light at the intersection. The BMW then proceeded up onto the raised divider where it struck a male pedestrian that was panhandling. After hitting the pedestrian, the BMW continued into oncoming southbound traffic where it struck a white Hyundai Tucsan. The pedestrian was transported in critical condition, but later died as a result of his injuries. The driver of the Hyundai fled the scene. It was discovered that the white Hyundai was transporting a large amount of raw marijuana. SBI responded to assist. Approximately 208lbs of raw marijuana were seized. The investigation is ongoing.
After futher investigation and coordination the driver of the Hyundia was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail for the drug charges.
Pedestrian (Fatal): Chad Daines Age: 56 From: Phoenix, AZ
Hyundai Driver (Arrested): Darrell C Gutierrez Age: 48 From: Grand Prairie, TX