WEST WARREN- Two men narrowly escaped injury when their vehicle was struck by a train late Tuesday in unincorporated Weber County.
The accident occurred about 11 p.m. at 8950 West 900 South, said Weber County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Talbot.
A Chevrolet pick up was on a dirt road next to a set of train tracks, backed up and got stuck on the tracks.
Two men in their 20s were inside the truck, saw a Union Pacific train approaching and jumped out just before their vehicle was struck, Talbot said.
The men were uninjured but the truck was a total loss.
The train was traveling 40 to 50 mph but was unable to stop before hitting the truck. It took the train about mile after the collision to come to a complete stop, said Talbot.
The accident is under investigation and the men in the truck, who weren’t identified, face possible charges for trespassing on Union Pacific property. The men are fortunate they weren’t killed, said Talbot.
"If they were inside that truck there is no way they would have survived," he added.
Sheriff’s deputies along with fire and rescue personnel remained on the scene for more than an hour.