Salt Lake City police have identified a Texan as the victim of a fatal accident involving an automobile and a pedestrian in late June.
Late last month, Adrian Gonzalez of Brownsville, Texas, was lying or kneeling in the street when a moving vehicle struck and killed him. The incident occurred in at approximately 3:30 a.m., leaving no other witnesses to the incident, aside from the driver.
It was the driver of the automobile who immediately called police at the scene. According to authorities, the driver was immediately cleared of any wrongdoing, and was not found to be driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Police also ruled out speeding at the time of the incident.
It is still not known why Gonzalez, who was wearing all black clothing at the time of his death, was idling in the street. Police indicated that investigators were awaiting further toxicology results, which will determine if Gonzales was impaired by drugs and/or alcohol at the time of his death.
Although police only have pieces of the puzzle at this point in the case, Salt Lake City police have confirmed that the victim was not a transient, and had been working and residing in Salt Lake City for some time.
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