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Woman dies after being hit by FrontRunner train in Salt Lake City

Posted at 3:14 PM, Jul 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-29 08:22:26-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman died after she was hit by a UTA FrontRunner train in Salt Lake City Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened near 800 South and 600 West at around 2:20 p.m.

Woman critically injured after being hit by FrontRunner train in Salt Lake City, major delays expected

Utah Transit Authority originally called the situation a "train vs. trespasser incident" and said that riders should expect "major delays."

Officials said a young couple was waiting for the train to pass while standing inside the crossing gate near the tracks.

The female adult was watching a Union Pacific train and once it had cleared, she stepped onto the tracks, UTA said. At that point, the woman was hit by a FrontRunner train that was traveling Southbound.

The crossing gate was down and safety equipment was functioning, UTA stated.

Officials reported the woman was taken to the hospital in "extremely critical condition;" however, she later died of her injuries.