Teenager killed after being hit by FrontRunner train in Roy

Saturday , June 16, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect new information from UTA.

ROY — A teenager is dead after being hit Saturday afternoon by a FrontRunner train near Roy. 

AJ Horting, an officer with the Utah Transit Police, said the incident near 2600 W. 5600 South in Roy is being investigated as a suicide. 

Police were dispatched to the scene just before 4 p.m. 

Carl Arky, Utah Transit Authority spokesman, confirmed a person was hit by the train. He said the operator notified authorities who responded to the scene. He said no vehicle was found near the train.

Train schedules between Ogden and Salt Lake were impacted until after 8 p.m., UTA said in a tweet. 


Those thinking of harming themselves have several resources available:

Weber Human Services 24-7 Crisis Line, 801-625-3700

Davis Behavioral Health 24-Hour Crisis Response Line, 801-773-7060

National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255

National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah, 801-323-9900

Family Counseling Service of Northern Utah, 801-399-1600

Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital Behavioral Health, 801-387-5600

Davis Hospital: Behavioral Health Unit and Emergency Room, 801-807-1000

Lakeview Hospital: Behavioral Health Unit and Emergency Room, 801-299-2200

The Northern Utah Hope Task Force (NUHOPE)

Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition

Live Hannah’s Hope: Empowering Youth. 

Contact education reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán at smartinezbeltran@standard.net or 801-625-4274. Follow him on Twitter @SergioMarBel and like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/STANDARDEXSergio.


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