SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Family and friends of Michael Gallegos, 39, are in mourning after the Cottonwood HS assistant coach was hit and killed by an intoxicated driver while waiting at a stop light on Bangerter Highway early Saturday morning.
The crash happened at 9800 South and Bangerter Highway.
Police confirmed that Gallegos' vehicle was stopped at at stoplight when an SUV hit him from behind, Gallegos' car became fully engulfed in flames but emergency personnel said he likely died on impact.
Gallegos, an assistant football coach at Cottonwood High School, leaves behind a wife, Debbie, and two children, a daughter named Kyrsten, 7, and an autistic son named Nathan, 5.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 27th at the Valley Park 4th Ward, 2603 West 4700 South. Prior to the service, visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.
A memorial fund has been set up in Michael Gallegos' name at Granite Credit Union.