Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Special machinery removes a car that was hit by the FrontRunner this morning, killing the driver, on 4800 South 2700 West in Roy, Friday, August 2, 2013.
Man dies in car vs. FrontRunner train crash in Roy
First Published Aug 02 2013 10:48 am • Last Updated Aug 02 2013 10:47 pm

An elderly man was killed Friday morning when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a FrontRunner commuter train in Roy.

A Weber County public safety dispatcher confirmed the accident occurred at 9:15 a.m. along tracks near the intersection of 4800 South and 2700 West.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Utah Transit Authority spokesman Remi Barron said a witnesses saw the man, identified by Roy police as 88-year-old Everett Browning, drive through flashing red lights and onto the tracks as the barrier arms came down. The oncoming FrontRunner train went into emergency braking mode, but was unable to avoid the collision.

The collision crushed the car and Browning was dead at the scene.

UTA implemented a "bus bridge" to transport FrontRunner passengers between the Roy and Clearfield stations until the wreckage could be cleared and the investigation completed.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.