SALT LAKE CITY — A Bountiful man was charged Tuesday with fleeing the scene of a fatal crash earlier this yr.
Derek Samuel Aiono, 26, is charged in third District Courtroom with failing to stay at the scene of a critical crash, a 3rd-degree felony, plus driving on a suspended or revoked license and operating a car without an interlock system, class B misdemeanors.
On March 17 on I-15 close to 3900 South, a Hyundai Sonata hit the concrete obstacles on each the left and right sides of the street about 1:30 a.m. After the second crash disabled his car, “the male driver, and solely occupant, obtained out of the car and tried to run (west), across all the lanes. He was hit by a number of automobiles. He sustained deadly accidents and died on scene,” in line with the Utah Highway Patrol.
Troopers stated they later discovered that a Chevy Traverse was additionally concerned however had fled the scene. Aiono’s father later referred to as troopers to inform them his son was involved, the fees state.
Aiono informed investigators that he was sideswiped by the Hyundai that crashed and that he “left the scene as a result of he was scared,” in response to charging documents. Aiono is an alcohol restricted driver and is required to have an interlock system in his car, which the Tahoe did not, the fees state.