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Bus bridge between Clearfield and Roy lifted after FrontRunner crash

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - Sep 10th, 2019 @ 1:46pm | Posted - Sep 10th, 2019 @ 7:28am


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CLINTON — A bus bridge for FrontRunner trains between Clearfield and Roy has been lifted after a train and car collided Tuesday morning, authorities said.

A woman died in the crash, which took place at 500 W. 2300 North in Clinton about 6:42 a.m., according to Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky.

The crossing arms were down and all alarms and lights were working properly, Arky said. The car stopped briefly, then drove around the crossing arms and stopped on the tracks, he said. The car was on the tracks for about 15 seconds before the northbound train collided with it, he added.

The woman was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene, Arky said. She was the driver and only occupant of the car, he added. She was later identified as Laraine Bushman, 51. It appears that she died by suicide, according to Arky.

The train was traveling at a high speed when the crash occurred since it was in between FrontRunner stations, Arky said. He did not know the exact speed the train was traveling.

As of 9:20 a.m., the bus bridge was lifted and trains were traveling normally, UTA said in a tweet.

Further information about the crash was not immediately available.

Suicide prevention resources
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

Crisis Hotlines

  • Utah County Crisis Line: 801-691-5433
  • Salt Lake County/UNI Crisis Line: 801-587-3000
  • Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373-7393
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ teens: 1-866-488-7386

Online resources

Warning signs of suicide

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

The more of these signs a person shows, the greater the risk. Warning signs are associated with suicide but may not be what causes a suicide.

Information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

What to do if you see warning signs of suicide

  • Do not leave the person alone
  • Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt
  • Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional
Information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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