Salt Lake Co. Crash Report: Driver of box truck arrested after hitting West Valley home, fleeing scene

Crash Report:  5400 South & 5600 West, West Valley, UT

 

Report ID: 2024 May 23

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit(s) Involved: 1

Total Occupants: 1

Injuries/Fatalities: No

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Likely

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Structural damage to home

Road Surface Condition: Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Single vehicle vs. house

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A

Narrative

WEST VALLEY, UT – A 36-year-old driver was arrested after crashing a box truck into a West Valley home on Thursday.

The incident happened just prior to 8 p.m. in the area of 5400 South and 5600 West, which is just east of The Ridge Golf Club.

Police say that Matthew Darren Hammick attempted to bribe bystanders for their silence regarding the accident and then fled the scene when authorities arrived.

Officials suspect that Hammick was likely intoxicated at the time of the crash. After a short pursuit, police arrested him on multiple charges, including DUI and third-degree felony aggravated assault.

The crash caused substantial structural damage to the home, but nobody was injured.

A full investigation is underway.

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