Cyclist hit, killed by FrontRunner train in Salt Lake City

Posted at 7:02 AM, Mar 21, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — A crash between a cyclist and a northbound FrontRunner train happened around 6 a.m. in the area of 600 West and 400 South in Salt Lake City.

The cyclist died after he was hit by the train. Officials are working to identify him.

Officials note that there is not an official crossing at 400 South.

Initial reports suggest the man was pushing his bike, trying to cross the tracks when he was struck by the northbound train.

The train was going about 30 miles an hour as it approached the downtown Salt Lake City UTA transit hub.

As investigators look into the crash, riders experienced "significant delays" of up to an hour systemwide.

A bus bridge was put in place from Salt Lake Central to Murray stations and UTA is encouraging riders to use the TRAX Blue Line to get around the crash scene.

More than an hour after the crash, UTA said trains would be running through the area of the crash at reduced speeds and riders should continue to expect delays of up to 30 minutes.