The Latest: Friends mourn woman killed when car hit crowd

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a woman who drove onto a Salt Lake City sidewalk, killing one person (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Friends of a Utah woman killed when a car barreled into a crowd of people near a Salt Lake City homeless shelter say she was a kind person who knew how to make her friends smile despite tough circumstances.

Anthony Archuleta said Wednesday that the woman was a close friend who was supposed to move into housing off the streets later this month. A makeshift memorial honored her with a yellow wreath and handwritten messages.

Police have not been publicly identified the woman pending notification of her family.

Archuleta says they were preparing to go to the nearby The Road Home shelter to shower when the car went off the road and hit the group Tuesday.

Police are searching for the woman who drove into the group, killing one and injuring five other people.


10 a.m.

Police are searching for a woman who drove onto a sidewalk near a Salt Lake City homeless shelter, killing one woman and injuring five others.

Detective Robert Ungricht said Wednesday that officers don’t suspect terrorism but are investigating whether she intentionally left the road. One person was critically injured Tuesday but is expected to survive. Ungricht says the other four victims suffered minor injuries.

The driver is described as a white woman who is 5-foot-5-inches tall and was wearing a red tank top and blue denim shorts. A passenger in the car stayed behind and cooperated with investigators.

Officers say they’re searching for 37-year-old Shutney Lee Kyzer as a person of interest. A lawyer who previously represented her couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.


3 a.m.

A woman is dead and five other adults are injured after a car drove onto a sidewalk in Salt Lake City just down the street from a homeless shelter.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( that the woman was declared dead when officers arrived Tuesday.

A Salt Lake City police spokesman tells the newspaper that one other person is in critical condition and the remaining four are in stable condition, but were taken to the hospital. Officers say they believe at least two of the people had been living on the sidewalk, which is near The Road Home shelter.

Police say the woman driving the car fled the scene on foot but the passenger was cooperating with police.

The crash is under investigation.

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