Driver killed after pulling into path of FrontRunner train

Investigators on the scene of a deadly car-train collision in Clinton, Utah, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Nancy Van Valkenburg

CLINTON, Utah, September 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The female driver of a passenger vehicle was killed Tuesday morning after pulling into the path of a speeding FrontRunner train.

According to Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky, the incident happened at 6:42 a.m. near Clinton on the northbound rail line between Roy and Clearfield.

Arky said a video recording shows the driver steer around the crossing arms before stopping on the tracks.

Fifteen seconds later, the car was hit by the FrontRunner train, fatally injuring the driver who was ejected from the vehicle.

None of 30 plus passengers and crew aboard the train were reported injured.

Authorities have yet to release the victim’s name pending notification of family members.

Train travel has been restored, although investigators are expected to be on scene for several hours.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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