Man killed by UTA FrontRunner after riding bike through crossing arms

A man was killed Thursday night after being hit by a UTA FrontRunner when he rode his bike through the crossing arms. (Photo: Morgan Saxton /KUTV)

(UPDATE) July 20 - The victim has been identified as Cameron Hooyer, 23, of Salt Lake City.

Hooyer was with a group of about 200 bikers. Witnesses say Hooyer got stuck on the tracks and couldn't get out of the way of the FrontRunner in time.

(KUTV) -- A man was killed Thursday night after being hit by a Utah Transit Authority FrontRunner when he rode his bike through the crossing arms.

The fatality happened at 900 S. 600 West, in Salt Lake City, according to a UTA public information officer.

The last trains of the evening were delayed up to an hour because of the accident.

The man is said to be a part of a night riding group that rides their bikes together after they get off work, the UTA PIO told 2News.

He didn't want to be left behind in the group and tried to catch up to them when he was struck by the train.

UTA has a bus bridge in place between Salt Lake Central and Murray Central. Northbound and southbound delays are possible, UTA tweeted.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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