Last updated: 1/31/2023 10:02 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) — One person is dead in Salt Lake City after a car reportedly struck a pedestrian, who was then run over by another car on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The victim has been identified as 69-year-old Alan Dice, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

SLCPD Detective Michelle Peterson told ABC4 the crash happened at the intersection of 600 North and 1200 West just after 8 a.m.

After a preliminary investigation, police believe the man was crossing the street in the crosswalk when he was struck by the first driver turning eastbound. The driver of the car immediately got out of the car and began helping the man, with the assistance of some witnesses.

According to Peterson, a second driver turning eastbound struck a bystander and ran over the man that had been hit initially.

The man hit by the driver died at the scene. The bystander reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say all drivers involved in the crash stayed on the scene and have been cooperative with authorities during their investigation.

The nonprofit advocacy organization Sweet Streets said having five lanes on this road makes it extremely dangerous for people trying to cross. 

Volunteer board member Benjamin Wood said the city needs to do fix the issue immediately by repainting traffic lines or using barricades to create a temporary lane closure. He added that the outside lanes could easily be devoted to bus lanes with just a little paint. 

While the city has been looking into making adjustments like this for a few years, Wood said the city can’t afford to wait any longer. 

“Going out with a bucket of paint and some cones isn’t ideal, but we can do it, and we can do it now,” he said. 

Investigation of the crash remains ongoing.