FARMINGTON— A Murray man has been charged in connection with a fatal auto-pedestrian crash in Layton in December.
Tyler Leon Murdock, 30, was charged Monday in 2nd District Court with automobile homicide, a second-degree felony; possession of a weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony; and drug possession, a class B misdemeanor.
In December, Murdock was driving on Main Street in Layton when he hit and killed David Begay, 63, who was not in a crosswalk, near 450 North, according to court documents. Begay was pronounced dead at the scene.Comment on this story
"Police responded to the scene and observed (Murdock) display signs and symptoms consistent with impairment. (He) was put through field sobriety tests, which he failed. He consented to a blood draw, which subsequently revealed amphetamine, alprazolam and buprenorphine in his system," charging documents state.
A handgun was also found in the vehicle.
Murdock was originally charged in Layton Justice Court with driving on a suspended or revoked license, according to court documents. That case was dismissed on Jan. 3, court records state.
According to court records, the Murdock has an extensive history of traffic violations, including driving on a suspended or revoked license.