Charges filed after deadly hit and run

Salt Lake City PD releases image of person of interest in fatal hit-and-run (Photo: Salt Lake City Police)

(KUTV) Shutney Kyzer, who police say drove her car into a group of six people and killed one in Salt Lake City, was formally charged on September 12, 2017.

Kyzer is being charged with the following:

  • Leaving the scene of an accident involving death
  • Unauthorized vehicle control extended time
  • Driving on the sidewalk

The victim of the hit and run, who was identified as Kendra Griffis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five other pedestrians who had been seated and/or standing were also struck. They suffered injuries ranging from abrasions, broken femurs, hip and leg injuries, and fractured ribs.

Heather Glatzer was sitting in the passenger seat of the car that struck the pedestrians. She told police that after the collision Kyzer yelled, "What do I do?" and fled the scene northbound on foot along 400 West.

The registered owner of the vehicle stated that she did not give Kyzer permission to take the vehicle.

Kyzer admitted, post-Miranda, to operating a stolen vehicle.

Prior to Kyzer's apprehension, an AP&P agent spoke to her employer, who said Kyzer had been calling the store in an emotional, frantic state saying she was out of state and her family would have to pick up her last check.

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