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Train destroys FedEx 18-wheeler after railroad crossing fails to activate in North Salt Lake, Utah

Modified Date: 
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:28am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017

VIDEO: Train destroys FedEx 18-wheeler

Utah police video that captured a train slamming into a semitrailer Saturday shows that the railroad crossing arms were not lowered or flashing to warn drivers.

Police Video: Crossing arms not active when FrontRunner train hit semitrailer

The train crashed through the first of two trailers, missing the truck's cab. Two drivers in the vehicle narrowly escaped injury, and the 82 passengers on the train were unharmed, according to the Utah Transit Authority. Two individuals reported feeling whiplash in the crash.

Roadway: 
1100 North

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