LAYTON — Police in Layton have released the name of a man killed in an auto-pedestrian crash in December, and just recently made contact with the man’s family.

Police were called to the scene of a car crash around 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 18 near 450 N. Main St. in Layton and found that a man had been struck by a vehicle. The man was not using a crosswalk when he was hit by a car.

The man died at the scene, according to a press release from the Layton Police Department.

The man was identified as 63-year-old David Begay, who police believe was transient at the time of his death. Initially the man was listed as unidentified after no forms of ID were found on him, the release says.

Police tried to contact Begay’s family after his death, but were unsuccessful. Police issued a press release Thursday morning searching for family members, and just before noon announced they had made contact with Begay’s relatives.

The crash that killed Begay was the second fatal auto-ped in Layton that day.

The first crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. when a car driving north on North Hill Field Road and struck a 34-year-old man, Fitzpatrick said. He was identified Wednesday as Marcus McGaha, a Layton resident who lived nearby.

McGaha later died at the scene. Fitzpatrick said the road was not well lit and he was not in a crosswalk when he was hit.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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