Railroad News

Second Utah Pedestrian In Two Days Killed By UTA Train

(Sunset, Utah – July 23, 2011)

A northbound Utah Transportation Authority “FrontRunner” commuter passenger train struck and killed an as-yet unidentified woman in Davis County, UT, Saturday about 4:40 P.M. The accident occurred barely two days after and a half mile from where another female pedestrian fatality had occurred Thursday.

The UTA train was travelling at 79 mph with 60 passengers on board when the victim appeared from a grove of bushes and attempted to cross the railroad tracks. There is no pedestrian crosswalk in that area.

Thursday, the body of Pamela Mae Garn, 52, had been discovered by a passenger of another UTA train as it passed by a site a half mile north of Saturday’s tragedy, and it was felt she had been struck by a Union Pacific train travelling on the rail corridor shared by both railroad entities.