Driver liable for fatal SLC hit-and-run turns himself in, police say

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Salt Lake City Police have confirmed that the hit-and-run driver responsible for fatally striking a cyclist in the Poplar Grove neighborhood on Sunday has turned himself in. 

According to Gephardt Daily, the SUV driver – a 19-year-old man – had confessed to hitting the cyclist – an unidentified 59-year-old man – in the area of Redwood Avenue and Indiana Avenue and then fleeing the scene. 

Police have not revealed the name of the SUV driver but said they are working to learn more about what occurred to determine what the man will be charged with. 

Our newsroom will be sure to issue updates as they become available. 

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Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.