2 deaths, 3 pedestrians hit in separate weekend crashes. Is this the most dangerous stretch in Utah?

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SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4 News) – In less than 24 hours, three separate auto-pedestrian crashes left two dead and one hospitalized along 3300 South in South Salt Lake.

“I just can’t believe someone could just, flat out run someone over, and then keep going – and not even look back,” said Steve Hogge, who lives nearby.

Hogge is referring to a deadly hit and run on Saturday night.

ABC4 looked into the numbers.  In the last four years, there have been 13 pedestrian-involved crashes between State St. and West Temple along 3300 South.

In that same time period, the overall crashes totaled 276.

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Not the most dangerous stretch in Utah, but according to crashmapping.utah.gov, it is one of the areas with the most reported pedestrian-involved crashes in the area.

“A car and a person is an unequal match. If you’re a pedestrian, be careful – watch, know your surroundings,” said Executive Officer Gary Keller with South Salt Lake Police.

Keller says the stretch of 3300 South is close to a Trax Station, and I-15 and all three recent collisions happened while it was dark.

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