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Jaywalker hit, killed in West Valley City by allegedly impaired driver

Published: Friday, July 31 2015 1:38 a.m. MDT

A man was arrested Sunday for investigation of automobile homicide and driving under the influence after police say he hit and killed a West Valley City man who was crossing the road. (Shutterstock) A man was arrested Sunday for investigation of automobile homicide and driving under the influence after police say he hit and killed a West Valley City man who was crossing the road. (Shutterstock)

WEST VALLEY CITY — A man was arrested Sunday for investigation of automobile homicide and driving under the influence after police say he hit and killed a West Valley City man who was crossing the road.

Zay Speed, 56, was booked into Salt County Jail on Sunday morning in connection with the incident.

West Valley City Police Sgt. Jeff Conger said Kevin Chase, 42, was jaywalking near 4000 South and Redwood Road when he was hit by a white minivan. Chase was pronounced dead at the scene.

Conger said Speed continued down the road before stopping behind some businesses where police found him. Police said there were indications Speed was driving under the influence of drugs.

— Emilee Eagar

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