LOCAL NEWS

Man Killed In Holladay Rollover Identified

Feb 5, 2020, 9:20 AM | Updated: 1:43 pm

HOLLADAY, Utah – One person died after a rollover crash Wednesday morning.

The crash happened before 7 a.m. in the area of 5300 South and Holladay Boulevard.

Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray said the vehicle was traveling southbound on Holladay Boulevard at a high rate of speed. A witness reported the car veered and nearly struck another vehicle going the opposite direction. It then overcorrected, lost control and rolled, landing on its top.

The driver, identified as Sontiago Lobato, 22, of Taylorsville, was partially ejected in the crash. He was transported to the hospital where he later died, Gray said.

Authorities haven’t specified if Lobato was wearing a seat belt.

The crash happened about a block away from Cottonwood Elementary School.

“It’s sad that a young man lost his life at 22, but it would have been more tragic if it had happened around 7 – 8 o’clock when there were kids,” said Joshua Lindsay, who lives nearby. “Where that car rolled there would have been kids walking to school.”

Residents said speed is a major issue on the boulevard, and they’ve been trying to get the city to lower the speed limit or take steps to make the road safer.

“Putting extra safety measures in place may have prevented the accident,” Lindsay said. “Obviously there’s some self-accountability when you speed. But at the same time, if you can lower the speed in an area, maybe you would have been going 35 instead of 55.”

A portion of Holladay Boulevard was closed Wednesday as police investigated the scene. It was reopened several hours after the crash.

 

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

...
Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage

Shopping for Valentine’s roses? 9 comparisons to help you find the biggest bang for your buck

From online and local florist delivery options to grocery store blooms, KSL’s Matt Gephardt compares the cost and durability of nine different bouquets of a dozen red roses.
1 day ago
...
Ashley Moser

West Jordan mother in the ICU after being hit by snowmobile while tubing

A Utah mother is recovering in the ICU after she was hit by a snowmobile while tubing over the weekend.
1 day ago
Lauri Markkanen #23 of the Utah Jazz reacts to a basket against the Houston Rockets during the firs...
Kyle Ireland, KSL Sports

Ryan Smith, Utah Jazz honor Lauri Markkanen for NBA All-Star selection

Ryan Smith and the Utah Jazz honored Lauri Markkanen for his first NBA All-Star selection during Utah’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.
1 day ago
...
Madison Swenson

Boy hospitalized after falling from slide at Rose Springs Elementary

n 8-year-old boy is in critical but stable condition after falling from a slide at Rose Springs Elementary School.
1 day ago
Utah State Prisoin...
Shara Park

Governor, lawmakers to address 3 inmate attacks on guards at Utah Prisons

The maximum-security unit at the Utah State Prison remained closed to visitors Monday after an inmate attacked a correctional officer on Saturday.
1 day ago
handcuffs...
Pat Reavy

Utah man accused of drugging woman’s tea, sexually extorting her

A Tooele County man who police say put a sleeping pill in a woman's tea without her knowledge and told her she could not stay at his residence unless she had sex with him, is facing criminal charges.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

vintage photo of lighting showroom featuring chandeliers, lamps, wall lights and mirrors...
Lighting Design

History of Lighting Design | Over 25 Years of Providing Utah With the Latest Trends and Styles

Read about the history of Lighting Design, a family-owned and operated business that paved the way for the lighting industry in Utah.
Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Man Killed In Holladay Rollover Identified