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Police have identified a man who died after being hit by two cars on March 9.

SOUTH SALT LAKE — Police have identified a man who died after being hit by two cars on March 9.

But why the man was in the street, or even in that area, was still unknown Wednesday, said South Salt Lake police officer Gary Keller.

William Eric Moellmer, 51, of Kearns, was hit about 5:30 a.m. on March 9 near 3300 South and West Temple. He was first hit by an SUV, and then by a Jeep, according to police. Both drivers stopped and cooperated with authorities.

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Keller said Moellmer was not dressed for the weather, wearing only flannel shorts — similar to pajamas, a hoodie and shoes.

The incident was one of two fatal auto-pedestrian crashes that day.

About 11:50 p.m., Michael Corby Westover, 42, of Salt Lake City, and another man from Salt Lake City were crossing 3300 South near Main Street, in a crosswalk, when they were hit by a dark-colored Chevy Trailblazer. The men were believed to be in the middle of the crosswalk when the light for oncoming traffic turned green, Keller said.

As of Wednesday, police had not been able to locate the SUV.

— Pat Reavy