SALT LAKE CITY

UTA releases video of the moments before woman was hit by FrontRunner

Aug 8, 2022, 3:00 PM | Updated: 5:53 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority has released video that shows the moments before a woman was fatally injured by a FrontRunner train.

The accident happened on July 28, at 800 South 600 West between the Salt Lake Central and Murray Central stations of FrontRunner. 

A spokesperson for the Utah Transit Authority, Carl Arky, said that two people were standing in front of the gate that acts as a safety barrier.

Arky said investigators believe the woman had her eye on the Union Pacific train which was passing at the same time and runs parallel with FrontRunner. 

But officials also believe that the woman stepped onto the track without realizing the Frontrunner was approaching on the southbound track.

The victim has been identified as Michelle Bailey Leyba.

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