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Victim named in fatal accident at South Salt Lake salvage yard

Photo: KSL TV

SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY — South Salt Lake City police have identified the man who was killed in an industrial accident at an automobile salvage yard on Monday.

Forty-eight-year-old Trent Thatcher and his 18-year-old son were at Pick-n-Pull, a scrapyard near 585 West 3300 South, working together to remove a vehicle’s transmission when the car shifted and fell on Thatcher.

South Salt Lake police say the vehicle pinned Thatcher. He died at a hospital of his injuries.