SLC police release video of dump truck that fatally struck cyclist, seek help finding driver

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SALT LAKE CITY — Police in Salt Lake City are still looking for the driver of a dump truck that fatally struck a cyclist in Salt Lake City on October 28, and Friday authorities released video footage they say shows the vehicle in question.

Anthony Johnson was hit and killed while riding north on Redwood Road near 200 South in the vicinity of the I-80 eastbound on-ramp. A dump truck pulling a trailer was also northbound, and while making a right turn onto the on-ramp the trailer struck Johnson. The crash occurred some time around 7 a.m.

“The dump truck driver continued east on I-80 and may not know he was involved in this tragic accident,” police stated in a press release.

The truck was on 500 South prior to making the left turn onto Redwood Road from 400 South. Anyone who can identify the truck or driver, or who may have witnessed the event, is asked to contact police.

Police state: ” To share information about this or other criminal activity with the Salt Lake City Police Department, please call (801) 799-3000. To remain anonymous, text the keyword TIPSLCPD plus any relevant information to 274637. Reference: case #15-206926.”

3 comments

  • ItsDarkatSeven

    This is why you wear reflective gear and have multiple strobes attatched to your bike and person both front and back. And never assume they’re going to see you. Cold hard reality.

    • DAN GRAY

      Sorry buddy but this was a commercially built trailer. Don’t know where you got the idea it was homemade. This tragic death was the result of the biker riding into the side of the trailer and not as a result of any defect of the trailer.

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