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Woman thrown 100 feet in fatal hit-and-run by boyfriend, police say

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake man accused of fatally running over the mother of his children after a domestic dispute was charged Monday, and court documents say the victim was thrown 100 feet by the force of the collision.

Anthony Robert Vigil, 29, is charged in 3rd District Court with first-degree felony murder for allegedly hitting girlfriend Aurianna Mains with his car after a domestic dispute on May 21

Mains, 24, died from her injuries, including a broken pelvis and two broken legs, investigators say, on June 1.

Vigil is also charged with two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child, failing to stop at the command of police, and drug possession with the intent to distribute, all third-degree felonies.

Salt Lake police say Vigil was in an argument with Mains' mother and others near 200 W. Mead Ave. when he got into his 2000 Lincoln Town Car and drove toward where Mains and several others were standing.

Vigil initially aimed his vehicle toward Mains' mother, but veered at the last moment to strike Mains and her brother, a Salt Lake County Jail report says. Charges filed Monday state Mains was thrown more than 100 feet on impact. Vigil was allegedly driving more than 40 mph when he hit Mains.

Mains' brother suffered a leg injury, court documents say.

Three children reportedly witnessed the fight and later the collision. Vigil and Mains had children together, charges say, though court records don't specify whether they were nearby at the time of the incident.

According to charging documents, Vigil evaded a South Salt Lake police officer who tried to pull him over a short time later after he fled the scene of the crash. Vigil's efforts to escape ended when he was blocked by a TRAX train at 3300 S. West Temple, according to charging documents.

Vigil was allegedly found with 14.5 grams of prescription drug alprazolam and more than $3,000 on his person when he was arrested.

Vigil's criminal history in Utah includes convictions for assaulting a police officer, attempting to damage a jail, attempted escape from custody and retail theft.

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