Family identifies auto-pedestrian fatality as 3-year-old Riverton boy

Family members identified a boy who was fatally struck by a car in Draper over the weekend as 3-year-old Tanner Ault of Riverton.

Draper police had initially refused to identify the victim, but in a GoFundMe page (https://www.gofundme.com/aultfamily) set up Monday, the child’s family released his name, along with a plea for help in covering funeral expenses.

Draper police said the boy was with his family visiting other relatives in Draper after a baptism. About 7:30 p.m. Saturday, as the family was walking to their vehicle, the boy darted into the road and was struck by an SUV near 11688 S. 700 West.

Responders found that the child had suffered “severe head trauma,” and he was taken by helicopter to Primary Children’s Hospital, police reported.

The boy died after being flown to the hospital.

The accident remained under investigation. No charges had been brought against the driver, a 49-year-old woman, as of Monday.

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