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Man hit, killed by train in Salt Lake City; FrontRunner service affected

Posted at 6:11 PM, Aug 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-25 23:58:54-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A man died Saturday afternoon when he was struck by a Union Pacific Train in Salt Lake City.

It happened between 4:30 and 5 p.m.,  near 640 W and 800 S.

Salt Lake City Police officials are not investigating the incident as a suicide. The victim, they said, appears to be a man in his 30s. He has not been identified.

"It looks like he kind of squatted down and tried to roll underneath it like in the movies or something," said Lt. Russ Amott, SLCPD. "The train caught him, pulled him under the tracks and he was killed."

The incident forced UTA to stop FrontRunner service between the Salt Lake Central and Murray stations.

Regular service resumed around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Watch FOX 13 for updates.