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Cyclist killed by FrontRunner train identified as 20-year-old delivering pizza

Posted at 8:44 PM, May 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-09 00:26:12-04

MURRAY, Utah — A man died Saturday evening after he was hit by a FrontRunner train while riding his bike across the tracks.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m., a man delivering pizza on an e-bike went around the gate near 4500 South while the arm was down, according to Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky. He waited until a northbound Union Pacific train had fully passed, but didn't realize a train was coming from the other direction. He began riding across the tracks and was hit by the southbound FrontRunner.

The victim was later identified as 20-year-old Eryx Lynch.

Arky said the train and crossing equipment, including the lights and bells, were operational. He urged the public, whether walking, riding or driving, to never cross the tracks when the gates are down and/or the red lights are flashing.

FrontRunner service was suspended temporarily between the Salt Lake Central and Murray Central stations due to the accident, and the route from Murray to Provo experienced some delays.