SALT LAKE CITY — Two people who were injured when a truck plowed into their table outside a Millcreek Starbucks, killing a woman who was with them, have been released from the hospital, police said Wednesday.

The trio was sitting at a table outside the strip mall at 4744 S. Highland Drive when the truck jumped a curb at a high speed and struck them Friday morning. Joslyn Spilsbury, 48, was killed, leaving behind a 3-year-old daughter.

Her friends — Roger Kirwin, 47, of Sydney, Australia, and Robert Dillard, 84, of Salt Lake City — declined interviews through Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera. Kirwin was released from the hospital over the weekend, and Dillard was released Friday.

“They just want to be just left alone so they can heal. This is a really tough time. They lost a dear friend,” Rivera told reporters.

Another man, the 47-year-old Mitcheal Sellen of West Jordan, remains unconscious and in critical condition, Rivera said. He has a medical condition that may have forced his hospitalization, but investigators also believe the truck hit him, Rivera said. Detectives don’t know where he was at the time of the crash and do not believe he was a part of the friend group, she said.

The truck’s driver, who was pulled from the vehicle by emergency personnel after the crash, was released from the hospital Monday. Investigators were seeking to speak with an attorney for the driver, 34-year-old West Walker, of Oakley, Summit County, who earlier this week was “not being very helpful,” according to Rivera.

“We’re still trying to work with him and get his side of the story,” the sheriff said Wednesday. She said it’s not clear if Walker was going to the Starbucks at the time of the crash or if he knew any of those injured.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


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