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Letter: Tribune and UTA should show compassion for cyclist killed by train

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cyclists gather and ride around Salt Lake City's Liberty Park, Saturday July 21, 2018, in remembrance of Cameron Hooyer, a rider who was killed by a FrontRunner train during a 999 Ride on Thursday. Hooyer's parents Mark and Carla Hooyer.

I did not know Cameron Hooyer personally, but do know others who loved him.

I am thoroughly disgusted by the video The Tribune posted online and the screenshot published on the front page of the Utah section sharing the last precious moments of Cameron’s life.

The Hooyer family and all those who loved Cameron should be allowed to grieve the person they lost, and not have to witness an example being made of him and his final heartbreaking choice. The UTA and The Tribune should show more compassion and respect for those who knew and loved Cameron.

Ruth Stevens, Salt Lake City

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