MAGNA — A Pleasant Grove man died Sunday after apparently falling from an overpass and being struck by several vehicles near the Saltair.
Bo Shepherd, 28, may have been attending an outdoor music festival near the venue and possibly got sick as he left and made his way south on the overpass, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
About 3:30 a.m. Sunday, emergency dispatchers received several calls reporting a body on westbound I-80 at the state Route 202 overpass. Troopers determined the victim was struck several times in the right lane, including by a semitrailer that returned to the scene.
Investigators believe he may have been leaving the festival when he became ill, said UHP Sgt. Anthony Carruba.
"When he got sick, he may have been vomiting over the side of the rail and probably fell," Carruba said.Comment on this story
Troopers earlier in the day believed the man was possibly a juvenile and issued descriptions of his tattoos, seeking the public's help in identifying him. They found a Kia car key in his pocket but no Kia could be found in the area, and he did not have any identification, Carruba added.
The man was hit by at least two vehicles, investigators believe. One driver told troopers he believed he had hit debris.
On Facebook late Sunday, many who knew Shepherd expressed shock and heartache.
"I can't believe it. … If you are at an event with your friends stay with your friends," wrote one Facebook user.
"I hate that this happened to you," another added.
Contributing: Sean Moody