SALT LAKE CITY — A homicide investigation is underway at the Salt Lake City International Airport Monday afternoon following a fatal crash, according to police.
“There is no immediate danger to the public and airport operations are not affected,” read a tweet from the Salt Lake City Police Department.
A PIO will brief media around 5:15 PM at the media staging area. There is no safe area for media to gather video or photos without impacting airport operations or the crime scenes. As such, we are releasing these photographs from our crime scenes. #slc #SaltLakeCity #slcpd pic.twitter.com/P7Y24mYCKH
— Salt Lake City Police (@slcpd) April 4, 2022
Around 2:40 p.m., police said a traffic crash occurred on the second-level of the short-term airport parking garage located at 615 North Parking Plaza.
When officers and paramedics arrived on scene, they found a person, later identified as 29-year-old Charlotte Sturgeon, suffering from critical injuries.
“Paramedics transported Sturgeon to the hospital where she died, despite lifesaving efforts being performed on scene at the airport and at the hospital,” read a press release from the SLCPD.
Police said during their investigation, they discovered that Shawn Christopher Sturgeon, Charlotte’s husband, ran over her with an SUV shortly after the couple returned to Salt Lake City from a vacation.
“Shortly after the crash, Sturgeon drove the vehicle, with his wife critically injured inside, to the airport parking payment booths where he asked for help,” stated the release.
That is why Brent Weisberg, public information officer for the Salt Lake City Police Department, told KSL two crime scenes were associated with the incident.
Airport operations were not impacted, according to Weisberg, adding that flights continued to come in and out of the airport.
Shawn Sturgeon, 38, has been booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail for investigation of automobile homicide — criminal negligence DUI of alcohol/drugs.
Police say this is the third homicide in Salt Lake City for 2022.
Detectives with our Homicide Squad have arrested a 38-year-old man involved in a vehicular homicide at the Salt Lake City International Airport.
— Salt Lake City Police (@slcpd) April 5, 2022
A number of images from the two crime scenes were released Monday afternoon.