Paul Fraughton | Salt Lake Tribune
An investigator looks over the area where a cyclist was struck and killed by a southbound TRAX train at 4105 South 200 West in Salt Lake City. The man's mangled bike rests near the tracks
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Bicyclist dies after being hit by TRAX train in Millcreek
Investigation » Investigators say the barricade arms and lights at the crossing were in working order.
By michael McFall
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Mar 13 2013 05:16 pm • Last Updated Mar 14 2013 01:42 pm
Millcreek • A bicyclist died Wednesday after being hit by a TRAX train in Millcreek at 4100 South and about 200 West.
Brandon G. Robinson, 27, was wearing street clothes rather than biking attire, said Unified Police Lt. Rosie Rivera.
The incident was reported at 4:57 p.m., according to dispatchers.
The train was traveling south when the eastbound cyclist rode into its path.
In that area, the train would have been going between 45 and 55 mph, said UTA Lt. Alex Blauer.
Robinson was dead at the scene.
Blauer said all the barricade arms and lights at the crossing were in working order.
The incident impacted blue and red lines, and a bus bridge was set up between Meadowbrook and Murray North.
The accident scene was cleared by 8:34 p.m., and UTA indicated train service returning to normal. But they said riders could expect some residual red and blue line delays.
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