Man dies after being struck by FrontRunner train in Layton

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LAYTON — A man was killed Wednesday night after being struck by a southbound UTA FrontRunner train in Layton.

UTA spokesman Chad Saley said the man was walking south on the tracks with another man near Hillfield Road at 1000 West in Layton. The train conductor made every effort to prevent the accident, but the individual did not get out of the way in time, Saley said.

"(Our operator) went into emergency stop, sounded the horns. Unfortunately one of those individuals was not able to get out of the way of the train and was struck and killed."

Layton police and UTA investigators responded to the scene and are investigating the death. Investigators said the men were in their mid-20s and that the train approached from behind them.

UTA said the area where the accident happened is private property and no one should be walking on the tracks.

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