Body found under freeway overpass in Salt Lake City

The two left lanes were closed over two hours on 600 North near I-15 Southbound in Salt Lake City Saturday morning after a body was found under the overpass.

Just after 8:00 a.m. Utah Highway Patrol tweeted that the area would be closed for a number of hours, directing drivers to use I-215 as an alternate route.

UHP tells FOX 13 News that dispatchers received multiple calls around 7:45 a.m. reporting a body in the road. Multiple people were witnessed nearby, trying to check on the person before first responders arrived, later pronouncing them dead on scene.

It does not appear that they were struck by any vehicle. UHP and the State Bureau of investigation are working to identity the person and notify any next of kin.

This is a developing story.

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