SALT LAKE CITY -- Police say a man carrying take-out food was struck and killed when he darted in front of a slow-moving Amtrak passenger train in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City Police Lt. Craig Gleason tells the Deseret News the man apparently lived near the train tracks where he was hit about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
The man was described as being in his early 30s. His name wasn't immediately made public.
Police say he disregarded active warning signals and barriers at the site on North 800 West just west of Interstate 15 near West Temple.
Gleason says the train operator saw the man make a sudden move to cross the tracks, but couldn't stop the train in time.
Police were investigating whether the man had been drinking alcohol prior to the accident.
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