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Pedestrian dies after hit and run in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department confirms that an elderly man walking in downtown Salt Lake City died after a hit and run early Sunday morning.

Lt. Brian Sloan says a 78-year-old man was crossing the street against the light on southbound 200 West at 400 South when a silver SUV hit the man.

Sloan says the driver did not remain at the scene of the hit-and-run.

The victim was taken to a hospital where Salt Lake City police report he later died.

Sloan says an investigation by a critical accident response team continues, and at this time there are no leads.