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May 6, 2021

Woman found dead; I-80 reopens in Salt Lake City as police investigate

SALT LAKE CITY — Westbound I-80 in Salt Lake City has reopened after officials earlier closed the freeway at 700 East due to a police investigation.

South Salt Lake police spokeswoman Danielle Croyle said an altercation led to shots being fired in South Salt Lake about 3 a.m. A female was injured.

Sometime after that, a single-car crash was reported on I-80 near State Street. Utah Highway Patrol responded and found a female deceased, Croyle said. The victim appeared to have a gunshot wound. A man who was also in the car left the scene. Police located him and are questioning him, officials said.

The traffic incident is believed to be related to the shooting.

All westbound lanes of traffic were closed between 700 East and State Street but have since reopened. The State Street exit remains closed, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

The freeway is estimated to reopen about 11 a.m., UDOT said.

South Salt Lake and Utah Highway Patrol are conducting a combined suspicious death and a single car vehicle accident…

Posted by South Salt Lake Police Department on Saturday, May 1, 2021

This is developing news and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Get traffic updates on the KSL Traffic Page and at udottraffic.utah.gov.

Contributing: Mark Jackson, KSL NewsRadio; Stuart Johnson, KSL TV


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