Garden City detectives question person of interest in hit and run

Statesman staffAugust 27, 2013 

Garden City detectives late Tuesday were questioning a person of interest in a hit-and-run collision that critically injured a pedestrian.

The family of Alan D. Beavers, 24, of Garden City, said he has undergone several medical procedures and surgeries since he was struck on Saturday night while crossing Chinden Boulevard at Garrett Street. Witnesses said a vehicle ran a red light at excessive speeds and hit Beavers while he was using a crosswalk.

On Monday, police said they believed the vehicle that struck Beavers was a dark-colored 1992 to 1995 Toyota 4 Runner, and they issued a plea to the public to be on the lookout for one that was damaged.

At 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said detectives located a 19-year-old person of interest at his residence in west Meridian, interviewed him at the scene and seized his1995 4 Runner as evidence. Detectives said they have evidence that connects the vehicle to the collision.

The man's name was not released, and police said they would not provide any more information until Wednesday morning.

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