Update: Woman hit by TRAX train in Murray dies from injuries

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MURRAY, Utah, Oct. 22, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman who was hit by a TRAX train in Murray on Monday afternoon died of her injuries.

Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky confirmed to Gephardt Daily that the woman had passed away. He said it is believed that the woman died on impact with the train.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the area of 5900 South and 300 West.

Arky said the train was at a crossing, not a station, and the crossing arms were down,  lights were flashing, and bells were sounding.

The woman walked in front of the train, Arky said, but the incident was still under investigation and specific details were not available. Arky said later Monday that the woman apparently was distracted and unaware of the train.

Arky said the train had just left a station and would have been traveling at a high rate of speed, though it’s not clear yet exactly how fast the train was going. He added that the next station is a few blocks away.

There were people on the train but nobody else was injured.

A tweet from UTA said a bus bridge is in place from Murray Central to Fashion Place West on all lines, and delays should be expected.

UTA has been updating information on Twitter regarding TRAX and the bus bridge. At 6:29 p.m., the tweet said:

“Due to the earlier incident, those traveling to tonight’s Jazz game should consider the bus bridge in place and subsequent delays on Red and Blue Lines, in both directions.”



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