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Jay Evans, 38, dies when struck by train at Meadowbrook Station in South Salt Lake, Utah

Modified Date: 
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:29am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Utah Transit Authority train strikes and kills man

Witnesses said a man was crossing the train track from the parking lot onto the TRAX platform at Meadowbrook Station in South Salt Lake about 10:30 a.m. when a northbound train struck him, said UTA spokesman Remi Barron. The man reportedly hadn't looked up before crossing into the train's path.

Passengers exited the train to render first aid to the man until medical personnel arrived and took over, said UTA police Capt. Jason Petersen. The man later died from his injuries, Barron said.

Police release identity of Utah man hit and killed by TRAX train

A 38-year-old man who was struck and killed by a TRAX train Saturday in South Salt Lake has been identified by police as Matthew Jay Evans, of West Valley City.

Witnesses said a man was crossing the train track from the parking lot onto the TRAX platform at Meadowbrook Station, at 188 W. 3900 South, about 10:30 a.m. when a northbound train struck him, according to Remi Barron, a Utah Transit Authority spokesman.

People Involved: 
Jay Evans

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