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Man dies after crashing Aston Martin on Utah highway

A driver was killed after crashing an Aston Martin on state Route 201 near 900 West on Saturday, April 11, 2020.
Utah Highway Patrol

SOUTH SALT LAKE — An Orem man was killed Saturday when he was ejected from his vehicle in a high-speed crash in South Salt Lake.

At about 12 p.m. the 25-year-old man was driving east on state Route 201 near 900 West in a white Aston Martin, according to a news release from the Utah Highway Patrol.

Multiple witnesses said the man was going over 100 mph in a 65 mph zone and “swerving through traffic” when he clipped a semitrailer, UHP said. The vehicle then lost control, hitting a concrete barrier before colliding with another car.

The Aston Martin sustained heavy damage during the crash, including the driver’s door being torn off, according to UHP. Although the driver was buckled, the seat belt ripped out and police say the man was thrown from the car as it struck the barrier.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said there was no one else in the Aston Martin and no other motorists were injured.

UHP closed the eastbound lane of S.R. 201 for about four hours.

The man’s name has not yet been released. Police did not believe drugs or alcohol to be a contributing factor.