Man hit, killed by FrontRunner train

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jun 03, 2013

SUNSET, Utah -- A man died after he was struck by a FrontRunner train Monday evening.

Remi Barron, Utah Transit Authority spokesman, said the man was trespassing in the right-of-way, meaning he crossed where he wasn't supposed to. The accident happened sometime around 6 p.m. near 2400 North and 400 West.

Sunset Police Chief Ken Eborn said it would have been hard for the man to end up where he was by accident.

"In order for a person to get where this happened, they would either have to trespass on the tracks and walk northbound for a fair distance, or climb over a fence or under a fence to get to where he's at," he said. "So there's zero reason for a person to be on these railroad tracks where this occurred."

Train traffic in the area was stopped from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. UTA used buses to move commuters impacted, and they said delays were in the neighborhood of 20-30 minutes.