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Father, daughter seriously injured as train strikes car Tuesday in Millard County

A father and his 14-year-old daughter are in the hospital after their car was hit by a train going southbound in Delta.

A father and his 14-year-old daughter are in the hospital after their car was hit by a train going southbound in Delta. (Aaron Kohr, Shutterstock)



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DELTA, Millard County — A father and daughter were seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when their car was hit by a southbound train on 1000 South in Delta.

The accident happened at approximately 4:50 p.m. Tuesday when the driver, an off-duty Millard County sheriff's deputy, was westbound on 1000 South in a Ford Explorer when he failed to yield to the oncoming southbound train at a stop sign, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Also in the vehicle was his 14-year-old daughter.

Police reported that the deputy was able to remove himself from the car, and first responders were able to extricate the 14-year-old girl. Both were airlifted to a nearby hospital.

The Utah Highway Patrol did not release the name of the deputy. UHP will conduct the crash investigation at the request of the Millard County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of other agencies.

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