Police investigating after accident involving pedestrian, train in Woods Cross

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WOODS CROSS, Utah, April 15, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are investigating after an accident involving a pedestrian and a Union Pacific train in Woods Cross Monday morning.

A tweet from South Davis Metro Fire just after 8 a.m. said: “Please avoid 1500 South and 860 West in Woods Cross. A train has hit a pedestrian.”

Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South told Gephardt Daily that an eastbound Union Pacific train struck a pedestrian in the 1500 South crossing in Woods Cross, at approximately 7:45 a.m.

“The person was pronounced dead at the scene,” she said. “The train crew was not hurt. Union Pacific is working with the Woods Cross Police Department to determine why the person was on the tracks.”

The Police Department will provide an update on the pedestrian’s identity, she said.

A bus bridge was implemented in the area, but the scene has since been cleared, and trains are running normally.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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