MONA, Utah, March 26, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — One person is dead after witnesses said he possibly jumped in front of a train in Mona on Monday morning.
A news release from Juab County Sheriff’s Office said the office received a dispatched report of an injury involving a pedestrian and a train at 100 North and 400 West in Mona at approximately 7 a.m.
“Upon arrival, Sheriff’s deputies determined that an unknown male was struck by a train and was found deceased,” the news release said. “Currently, the male has not been identified and his origin has not yet been determined. Witnesses stated that the male jumped in front of the train as it approached, and the incident is being viewed as a possible suicide.”
The victim was taken to the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner where his identity and cause of death attempt to be determined.
Family members told Gephardt Daily the victim was a teenager.
Gephardt Daily does not report on suicides unless there is an impact to the public, or they occur in a public place, such as in this case.
Mona is approximately 14 miles south of Santaquin.