The culprit and the victim who were engaged in the tragic hit-and-run in Utah County on Friday have been identified by officials.
Kurt Lewis Provost, 59, of Santaquin was killed on the evening of April 28, 2023 while driving through a densely populated area when Andreu Pizzaro, 29, of Sandy ran directly over him, launching his body nearly 40 feet into the air and inflicting fatal injuries to his head and body. This was recently confirmed by Utah County Sheriff deputies.
Pizzaro was apprehended and lodged in the Utah County Jail on one DUI charge, one third-degree felony offense of fleeing the scene of a fatal accident, and one second-degree felony count of operating a vehicle recklessly and causing the death of another.
Just after 5 o’clock on Friday, the collision happened on Santaquin’s Chimney Rock Pass Road.
Witnesses claimed to have seen Pizzaro speeding recklessly on the twisting, narrow dirt road in the seconds before the collision, hovering at 70 miles per hour.
According to deputies, Provost attempted to catch Pizzaro’s attention just before the collision but was run over by the driver as he appeared to be attempting to avoid him.
A few seconds after the collision, Pizzaro was spotted speeding away from the site. A search was conducted, but it was stopped after approximately 30 minutes when Pizzaro got in touch with the sheriff’s office and gave up his whereabouts.
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