Man attacks driver, then gets dragged by truck, police say

WEST JORDAN -- A 61-year-old man was in extremely critical condition Thursday after being dragged by a vehicle, according to police.

But in this case, detectives were investigating whether the alleged victim was the aggressor, according to West Jordan Police Sgt. JC Holt.

About 3:30 a.m., two men in trucks had a confrontation in a residential neighborhood near 9350 S.

1600 West, Holt said. Both men were previously acquainted with each other, he said.

The injured man lives in the neighborhood.

Both men stopped their trucks in the middle of the street, and the 61-year-old got out of his to confront the other man, Holt said. Detectives believe the man opened the second man's door and began assaulting him, he said.

The second man reacted by driving away while the 61-year-old either hung on or was caught in the door, Holt said. He was dragged a short distance before falling off.

The man's injuries are life threatening, Holt said.

The driver of the other vehicle never called police and investigators were still looking for him Thursday.

But Holt said detectives believe they know the identities of everyone involved.

Some neighbors heard the commotion and doorbell camera video has been collected as possible evidence, he said.

The names of those involved were not released as of Thursday afternoon.

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