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Bizarre Orem Car Accident: Driver Dies From Bullet Wound

A 24-YEAR-OLD UTAH COUNTY MAN WAS BEING QUESTIONED TUESDAY, AFTER HE WAS FOUND IN A WRECKED CAR...WITH A 42-YEAR-OLD MAN, WHO HAD BEEN SHOT IN THE BACK.

POLICE LT. CRAIG MARTINEZ SAYS, THE OLDER MAN HAD BEEN DRIVING...AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT AN AREA HOSPITAL, JUST AFTER 3 O'CLOCK, TUESDAY MORNING.

A GUN WAS ALSO FOUND, OUTSIDE THE CAR.

BOTH THE VICTIM AND PASSENGER ARE UTAH COUNTY RESIDENTS.

BEFORE COMING TO A STOP, THE WOUNDED DRIVER HIT A FIRE HYDRANT, TREES AND SIGNS, OVER A 3-BLOCK SECTION OF EIGHTH NORTH, IN OREM.

EASTBOUND LANES -- ON THE BUSY ROAD -- REMAINED CLOSED INTO THE AFTERNOON.

 

 

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