PROVO, Utah, June 7, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — An 86-year-old Provo man who is still in critical condition after driving through a barrier and being hit by FrontRunner train Monday afternoon has been identified.
Merrill Frost underwent surgery at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center after the accident near 2800 West and 1900 North, said Utah County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Spencer Cannon. Frost remains hospitalized Tuesday.
A news release from UCSO said Provo Police responded to the report of the crash Monday at approximately 1:15 p.m.
The news release said: “The train was southbound when the driver of a westbound pickup crashed through a crossing arm and drove into the path of the train. The pickup was thrown approximately 30 yards from the point of impact.”
“The crossing arms were lowered and the signal lights were active and flashing at the time of the crash.”
Police are still investigating what caused Frost to drive through the crossing arms.
There were no injuries to any of the 30 occupants of the train.
The location of the crash is in an unincorporated part of Utah County near Provo and Orem.