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Hunter killed by train in Spanish Fork Canyon

Published December 1, 2013 1:54 pm

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A Logan man died Saturday after being struck by a train on a railroad bridge in Spanish Fork Canyon.

Stanley Lawrence "Larry" Litizzette, 56, and his son were apparently hunting in the area when the accident occurred, according to the Utah County Sheriff's Office.

Litizzette was walking along a railroad bridge over the Price River near mile marker 219.5 on State Road 6 — about 20 miles north of Price — when he was hit by the train and thrown into the river. The son said he recovered his father's body.

Union Pacific Railroad Dispatch reported the accident at about 1:53 p.m., the sheriff's office said.

The state medical examiner is conducting an autopsy. A press release from the sheriff's office said some questions remain unanswered and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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