Pedestrian struck, killed by train near Springville

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UTAH COUNTY, June 1, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was struck and killed by a train Tuesday afternoon in an unincorporated area of Utah County near Springville.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon, Utah County Sheriff’s Department, said officials were alerted to the accident at about 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

“It’s an adult male pedestrian who was struck by a train and appears to have been killed on impact,” Cannon said.

“It doesn’t appear to be a suicide. It is possible he was trying to beat the train as it was approaching. That’s what it looks like right now.”

Cannon said officials are 99% sure they know the identity of the victim, but are not releasing that information pending confirmation and family notification.

The accident happened on a track on Evergreen Drive, Cannon said, in a small pocket of unincorporated land in the Springville area.


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