Train hits and kills man in Sandy

By Erin Alberty

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: September 9, 2012 05:53PM
Updated: September 9, 2012 10:59PM

A man died late Saturday when he was hit by a TRAX train in Sandy.

Joshua Bowles, 28, was walking on the tracks near 8350 South about 11:20 p.m. when a northbound Blue Line train approached, said Sandy Police spokesman Jon Arnold. Bowles died at the scene.

Bowles was on the tracks between stations in an area that has no designated crossing, said Utah Transit Authority spokesman Gerry Carpenter.

“He’d have to go out of his way to get to that location,” Carpenter said, noting that barriers block access to the tracks at that spot.

The crash is being investigated as a possible suicide, Arnold said. Bowles had been at a family get-together earlier in the evening and showed no signs of illness or injury. Alcohol may have been a factor, Arnold said.

Erin Alberty