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Man Hit and Killed by Trax Train

Man Hit and Killed by Trax Train

Posted - Mar. 11, 2004 at 12:13 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- A man who apparently jumped in front of a TRAX train in Sandy this morning has died.

Man Hit and Killed by Trax Train

Witnesses say the man was standing near the tracks and as the train approached him, he stepped right in front of it. The train was going about 45 miles and hour when it hit the man and threw him 150 feet.

People waiting in their cars for the train to pass saw the whole thing.

Marilee Tingey: "Terrible, terrible. I've never seen anything like it before. He got thrown around as if he was a doll."

Man Hit and Killed by Trax Train

He was flown to the University of Utah hospital in critical condition.

No one else was hurt and the train remained stopped for about an hour while investigators questioned witnesses.

The train's operator was put on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Police still have not identified the victim.

Man Hit and Killed by Trax Train

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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