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Man, 20, dies in head-on crash with UTA bus in Ogden

Posted at 7:22 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 20:00:56-04

OGDEN, Utah — A 20-year-old Ogden father is dead after a head-on crash Friday morning.

Police identified the victim as Carlos Osorio.

A representative for Ogden Police said Osorio was headed south on Washington Blvd., near 21st St., when his vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a UTA bus around 5:30 a.m.

"There were about 15 or 20 passengers in the UTA bus, and they were not injured. The driver of the bus was OK as well," said Lt. Brian Bynon, Ogden Police Department.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

This is the fifth fatal crash involving a UTA vehicle this summer. On July 23, a woman was hit and killed crossing aTRAX line in South Salt Lake.

In three other incidents, pedestrians were hit and killed by FrontRunner trains. One involved a cyclist crossing the tracks on July 19. The other fatalities involved a man in Roy, and a 53-year-old man who was hit by a train in American Fork.

"You’ve got to be aware of your surroundings, you’ve got to be paying attention. You’ve got to take out the earbuds and you’ve got to put your phone away," said UTA spokesman Carl Arky.

Some areas around train tracks do not have fencing, curbs or signs warning pedestrians to beware of trains.

Arky told FOX 13 the cost to construct those types of warning measures along hundreds of miles of train tracks is prohibitive.

"It all comes down to money. You get what you pay for," Arky said.