SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (March 5, 2017) – A woman was struck by a train and killed on Sunday afternoon near West North Temple, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 4:15 pm in the 500 block of West North Temple. A woman identified only as being in her 50s was struck by a Union Pacific freight train that was southbound at the time of the accident, in an area that was supposed to be inaccessible to the public.
The woman, identified as 54 year old Genevieve Blackwater, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Initial investigation of the available video footage appears to show the woman walking back and forth near the tracks as if disoriented. The accident remains under investigation at this time to determine cause and liability in this accident.
“Almost one death or injury per day occurs on the rail system in the United States. Many of these tragic deaths are avoidable, the rail system is antiquated and needs a complete overhaul to ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and train passengers,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.
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