Man killed in car crash while suffering a medical episode, police say
Jul 22, 2023, 3:28 PM | Updated: 7:56 pm
(Salt Lake City Police Department)
SALT LAKE CITY — A 74-year-old man fatally crashed into a tree while experiencing a medical episode on Friday afternoon.
Salt Lake City police said the crash happened near 5040 West Harold Gatty Drive at approximately 12:58 p.m.
First responders attempted life-saving aid on the scene, but the man died at the scene.
“Detectives believe the driver likely suffered a medical episode prior to crashing into the tree,” stated the SLCPD press release.
Our Crash Analysis Reconstruction (CAR) Team and Crime Lab Technicians are investigating a crash that killed a 74-year-old man.
Detectives believe the driver likely suffered a medical episode prior to crashing into a tree.
— Salt Lake City Police (@slcpd) July 21, 2023
On Saturday, SLCPD released the victim’s name as Calvert Lacy.
The medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine his official cause of death.
Police said this is the 11th traffic-related fatal crash in Salt Lake City for 2023.