Police: distracted pedestrian wearing headphones hit, killed by TRAX train in Murray

Posted at 4:17 PM, Nov 01, 2017

MURRAY, Utah — Police say a distracted pedestrian who was wearing headphones was hit and killed by a TRAX train in Murray Wednesday.

The incident occurred at Murray Central Station, 140 West Vine Street, and Fox 13 News first heard report of the crash around 3:30 p.m.

Around 6:30 p.m. Steve Allnatt of the Utah Transit Authority confirmed the victim died due to injuries suffered in the collision.

UTA Police at the scene said the pedestrian is a male in his 20s who was distracted and had headphones on when he was struck. He was taken to a hospital in very serious condition, where he was later pronounced dead.

The identity of the deceased has not been released.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.