LAYTON -- Two men, both in their early 20s, were walking across the FrontRunner tracks near 1055 Hill Field Road when one heard a train coming and moved out of the way.
His friend did not. The man was hit and killed by the southbound train at 8:26 p.m. Wednesday.
Layton police have not been able to identify the fatally injured man yet.
They have not released the identity of the second man, who was uninjured.
The train came to a stop one mile from the collision. Utah Transit Authority brought buses to the train to take the passengers to the next station. UTA halted all train traffic between the Clearfield and Layton FrontRunner stations.
UTA spokesman Chad Saley said the train operator blew the horns and "initiated a full emergency stop." Police have not determined how fast the train was travelling.
Police said there was no indication of drugs or alcohol being involved with the two men who were walking on the tracks.
Layton Police Sgt. Jason Hinojosa said the medical examiner will determine the identity of the fatally injured man, but "It probably won't be until well into (Thursday)."
Apparently the two men were coming from Job Corps, said Saley.
Referring to the crash site, Saley said, "People use it as a shortcut to get to a shoppping center" further down the tracks.
"This is highly dangerous," Saley said. "No one should be trespassing across train tracks, shortcut or no."