Man hit by train, killed while fishing on Price River

Jul 8 2013 - 10:08am

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PROVO -- A 27-year-old man with developmental disabilities is dead after being hit by a train in Utah County near the Price River.

Utah County deputies say Brent Hall had been on a fishing outing with his longtime caretaker Sunday evening when he started walking back to a caretaker's truck along the train tracks.

Officers tell KSL the crew on a Union Pacific train saw the man and tried to stop, but couldn't do so in time.

Officials say the man had the mental capacity of a 5-year-old and a fascination with trains. His caretaker told authorities he often took Hall on fishing trips and didn't have problems.

 

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