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A man has been arrested for allegedly driving his wife in an airport parking lot – shortly after they returned from a family vacation.
According to the report, Shawn Sturgeon accused of beating and killing his wife Charlotte Sturgeon with the couple’s SUV at Salt Lake City International Airport on Monday. The incident happened on the second floor of the airport garage at around 2:40 p.m., police said 2KUTV.
A police booking affidavit said that surveillance video from the airport garage showed Shawn placing his child in the rear passenger seat before getting into the driver’s seat. Oh no, is their child in the car??
The SUV’s brake lights can clearly be seen in the video as the vehicle starts up – while Charlotte “appears to be standing at the open rear passenger door”. Then the car started going.
The affidavit continues:
“(Her husband) started backing up. The victim’s legs could be spread out as he continued to reverse the vehicle, dragging her causing her to fall to the ground under the vehicle.”
The 38-year-old man drove about 10 feet before stopping, according to the affidavit. Then, he put the 29-year-old man in the passenger seat and drove to the airport garage toll station to ask for help. So is this a horrible accident??
Salt Lake City Police said in a statement:
“Shortly after the crash, Sturgeon drove the car, with his wife seriously injured inside, to the airport parking checkout, where he asked for help. This incident happened shortly after the couple returned to SLC from a vacation”.
EMTs were called to the garage and took Charlotte to the nearest hospital, where she eventually died of her injuries, “despite life-saving efforts being made at the scene at the airport and hospital hospital,” according to a police statement.
It’s unclear if police believed Shawn intentionally beat his wife, but Shawn was handcuffed on suspicion of car murder and criminal negligence for alcohol/drugs. Affidavit added:
“The officers arrived saying that (he) appeared to be under the influence of alcohol as evidenced by the smell emanating from his mouth and bloodshot eyes like glass.”
While taking Sturgeon to the Salt Lake City Police Department, officers said he “had some spontaneous statements that he “ran my wife over”, “killed my wife” and “I was inadvertently” hit her. “He is being held at the Salt Lake County Metro Jail and is not eligible for bail.
Based on DeseretNewsUnder Utah law, “a person may be arrested for homicide investigation if the driver of a motor vehicle negligently causing the death of another person and has a blood alcohol concentration in excess of the legal limit.” legal limit of 0.05%.”
We can’t even imagine. Please do not drink and drive even a little. Be safe out there, people.
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