SANDY — Police have released the name of a man who was killed over the weekend after he drove into a backhoe.

Police say 49-year-old Kevin Freeman, of Sandy, was driving on 9400 South near 850 East about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when he went through a construction area blocked off by cones and collided with a parked backhoe.

Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash. Sandy Police Sgt. Jon Arnold said it would be several weeks before toxicology tests from the state medical examiner were completed.

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