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Taylorsville man charged with auto homicide, DUI

A Taylorsville man was charged in 3rd District Court Friday for causing a man's death while driving drunk.

In April, the man, 26, was driving a large truck and failed to stop at a red light at 2700 West and 6200 South, maneuvered around other cars and sailed through the intersection at an estimated 60 mph, according to court documents.

Another vehicle was waiting to make a left turn and was hit by the truck, causing the truck driver to lose control of his vehicle as it skidded and overturned onto another vehicle, court documents say.

The roof of the other vehicle was pushed onto the driver and passenger, killing the passenger instantly and causing severe injuries to the driver. Court papers say that a blood test showed the truck driver's blood-alcohol level was .1, above the legal limit of .08.

The man was charged with one count of automobile homicide, a second-degree felony, driving under the influence and causing serious bodily injury, a third-degree felony, and various misdemeanors including a conditional license violation, failure to stop at a red light and illegal window tinting. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.