West Valley City • West Valley City police say a man was killed Tuesday after inexplicably accelerating through an intersection, losing control of his car and plunging through a fence into an irrigation canal.
Sgt. Jason Hauer said the 11:30 a.m. crash, during which the man's vehicle rolled onto its side and into the waterway near 6400 W. Park Way Blvd. (2800 South), did not involve any other vehicles.
Witnesses told police that the man, later identified as 32-year-old Antonio Quintanilla, was driving erratically northbound on 6400 West before coming to a complete stop about 100 yards shy of the intersection. Then, suddenly, the vehicle bolted through the intersection and crashed.