Man killed in Holladay Boulevard rollover identified

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HOLLADAY, Utah (ABC4 News)- A deadly crash on Holladay Boulevard closed a portion of the road for several hours Wednesday morning.

It happened on 5315 South Holladay Boulevard before 7 a.m.

Unified Police Sergeant Melody Gray said the driver killed was speeding, veered and nearly hit another driver in the opposite lane. He then overcorrected and hit a trash can, causing the vehicle to roll.

The driver was pronounced dead at the hospital. He has been identified as Sontiago Lobato, 22, from Taylorsville.

“Speed is one of those things that when we come on a curve like this can cause you some great difficulty,” Sgt. Gray said. “Especially when there’s ice on the roads, it just compounds those issues,” she added.

Neighbors say this portion of road creates a dangerous blind spot.

“The Hillsden corner is kind of a point of contention for us,” Joshua  Lindsey said. “It’s a blind corner…blind on both sides. We’ve actually been working with the City of Holladay to get it remedied.”

Holladay City Mayor Robert Dahle said this crash seems to be unconnected to the blind spot issue.

“We are looking at traffic slowing measures on the southbound transition from Holladay blvd on to Hillsden,” he said. “Preliminary reports I have received indicate that this vehicle was not making that transition and is unrelated to this pending improvement.”  

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