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FARMINGTON — A Murray man was indicted Monday on charges alleging he hit and killed a man with his car while driving impaired in Layton in December.

Tyler Leon Murdock, 30, was charged with one count of automobile homicide, a second-degree felony; possession of a weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony; and possession or use of a controlled substance, a class B misdemeanor.

Murdock is accused of killing 63-year-old David Begay while Begay was crossing a Layton street in December.

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, whom police later identified as Begay, had been struck by a vehicle. Begay was not using a crosswalk when he was hit by a car.

Charging documents allege that police observed that Murdock was displaying “signs and symptoms consistent with impairment,” after the crash. Murdock allegedly failed field sobriety tests and allowed police to draw his blood.

The blood test allegedly revealed that Murdock had “Amphetamine, Alprazolam, and Burprenorphine” in his system at the time of the crash. Police say that Murdock had not been prescribed Alprazolam, according to the affidavit.

Police also said they allegedly found a loaded handgun in Murdock’s vehicle.

A summons for Murdock to appear in Farmington’s 2nd District Court was proposed on Monday, and as of Tuesday morning, the summons for Murdock’s court appearance had yet to be approved or issued.

Murdock will make his initial appearance in court on May 6 in Farmington, according to online court records.

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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