Man on phone killed after stepping in front of TRAX train

Posted at 8:33 AM, May 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-13 14:50:20-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah – Authorities are investigating after a person was hit and killed by a TRAX train overnight.

Police said the TRAX driver reported hitting a person near 8600 S. and 3200 W. at about 10 p.m.

Officers said it appears the 23-year-old man was walking down the sidewalk on 3200 W. and was on his phone when he stepped out in front of the train.

Authorities have not released the victim’s name at this time.

Officials said they believe the rail signals were working at the time of the accident.