17-year-old dead after he was hit by FrontRunner train

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CLEARFIELD, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 17-year-old boy is dead after he was hit by a Front Runner train in Clearfield Monday afternoon.

Carl Arky from Utah Transit Authority said the incident happened at 3 p.m. near 1300 North and 498 West in Sunset.

The incident does not appear to be accidental, Arky said.

Arky said bus bridges are in place to transport customers to their various destinations. He added that if you are traveling south of Clearfield, everything is running as scheduled for how. Front Runner services above Clearfield were halted for a time after the incident.

Arky advises checking UTA’s twitter page for updates and information. 

The FrontRunner train was released and the operator will be offered counseling and any medical care required, according to Arky. He said there were no reported injuries to anyone on the train.

UTA says there will be continued service provided north and south between Clearfield and Provo as well as Roy and Ogden. 

Full service is expected to resume within an hour but a bus bridge will continue operating between Clearfield and Roy until full service resumes.

If you or anyone you know is suffering or in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 

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