Person hit and killed on I-80 near Wendover

TOOELE, Utah (ABC 4 UTAH) - A person was hit and killed on I-80 near Wendover early Monday morning.

Police originally were called out for a dead animal, but when they arrived, they found out it was actually a person that had been hit. The Utah Highway Patrol said the person may have been hit by multiple vehicles and could not determine the gender of the victim initially. Investigators were on scene most of the morning trying to find out how the deadly accident happened and who the person was.  

Westbound I-80 near Wendover was closed while police were on scene, but an alternate route was available for traffic. Westbound lanes on I-80 reopened around 10:30 AM.

On Wednesday, officials identified the victim as Christian Gutierrez, 20, from Wendover. Investigators are still trying to determine why he was on the road when he was hit.

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