Driver involved in deadly hit-and-run in Salt Lake City turns himself in, police say

A 73-year-old man who police say was hit by a truck Friday in Salt Lake City and left on the side of the road has died from his injuries, a family member told FOX 13.

According to Lt. Russ Amott with the Salt Lake City Police Department, the man — identified as Joseph Buford, the owner of Cowboy Joe’s Dog Boarding — was walking a dog in the evening on Beck Street when he was struck.

Amott said the truck pulled over, then the driver — who police say turned himself in Sunday — got out and pulled the man out of the road before fleeing the scene. The name of the driver has not been released.

A GoFundMe has been set up for Buford and can be found here.

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