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UTA: Woman dies after walking in front of TRAX train

By Ashley Imlay, KSL and Lindsay Aerts, KSL Newsradio | Updated - Oct 22nd, 2018 @ 10:28pm | Posted - Oct 22nd, 2018 @ 5:29pm

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MURRAY — A woman died Monday afternoon after she walked in front of a TRAX train, officials said.

The woman was hit at a crossing, not a station, just after 4:30 p.m., said Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky.

He said a Blue Line train was southbound in Murray at 5900 South and 300 West where 5900 South intersects with the alignment. "At the last second, a female pedestrian walked out in front of the train, was struck and killed," Arky said.

Officials have reviewed video from the scene and it appears the woman was distracted, Arky said.

He said officials do not know what the woman was distracted by but it did not look like she was on her phone. Her name and age were not immediately released.

"That's what makes this a real tragedy. The crossing gates were down, the lights were flashing, all the warning signals were working, and unfortunately it appears as though we had a pedestrian who was distracted or just wasn't paying attention," Arky said.

He said the woman's husband was in the area at the time to pick her up and saw the accident occur.

A bus bridge was set up from Murray Central to Fashion Place West on all lines, UTA said, and delays are expected in both directions.

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