SALT LAKE CITY — An arrest warrant has been issued for an Arizona man who police say had marijuana in his system when he hit and killed a man who had stopped to take pictures on the side of a road in San Juan County.
Andrew David Zeiger, 35, of Prescott, Arizona, was charged Friday in 7th District Court with automobile homicide, a second-degree felony; and obstructing justice, a third-degree felony.
On Dec. 29, 2019, on state Route 191 near the Utah-Arizona border, Jun Xue stopped his family’s car along the side of the road so he could get a picture of the sunset, according to a report prepared by the Utah Highway Patrol and submitted to the San Juan County Attorney’s Office.
According to Xue’s wife, “her husband crossed the road to the other shoulder where he took a few photos. As Jun was walking back across the street with his camera and tripod … that’s when a car sped by and hit him,” the report states.
According to the report, the speed limit is 65 mph and it was dusk and partly cloudy at the time of the collision, but visibility was “clear.”
Zeiger told the UHP trooper on scene that “he didn’t see Jun Xue until the last minute and by then it was too late,” the report states.
The trooper also learned that Zeiger has a medical marijuana card out of Arizona and takes Adderall in the mornings and Xanax at night,