UDPATE: Thanks to the hard work of investigators the suspect in this case was identified and arrested. Police say 40-year-old Aaron Daniel Hosman admitted to hitting Hardman with his vehicle and then later attempting to disguise the Lexus.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – West Valley City police are investigating a homicide after a man was hit and killed in an auto-pedestrian crash Wednesday.
It happened at the corner of 4100 South and 3600 West.
Police say the victim, identified as Jeremy Hardman, 47, of West Valley City was hit as he was in a crosswalk. Investigators believe it was intentional.
The male driver in a black Lexus sedan fled the scene.
Police say their investigation revealed that Hardman and a friend had an argument with the suspect. At some point, the suspect got into the car, made a U-turn and hit Hardman as he was in a crosswalk.
Police are looking for a 2001-05 four-door black Lexus sedan. The car has a “loud exhaust,” spoiler and temporary plates. Police say the car’s windshield was caved in and it was headed southbound from 4100 South 3600 West after the hit and run.
The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man in his late 20s or early 30s with a buzz cut hairstyle.
This is a developing story. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.