SALT LAKE CITY — Police released the name of a man who died Friday night after he was run over by a light-rail train.
Joe Esquibel, 50, was pronounced dead at University Hospital, said Salt Lake Police Lt. Cal Kunz. Esquibel's city of residence was unknown.
About 7:30 p.m., Esquibel hopped onto a "coupler," a piece that connects TRAX cars, near 400 South and Main. As the train rounded the corner, the coupler severed the man's legs and dragged him under the train.
The man was in critical condition when he was transported to the hospital and died shortly after.
TRAX and police officials say riding the outside of trains is unsafe and illegal. The accident suspended light-rail service for about two hours.
— Laura Hancock
- 14 things you didn't know about dreams
- Ex-teacher who abused students asks judge not...
- 5 Browns sisters to promote bill on statute...
- Teen injured in Memorial Day crash dies
- High school student found dead near Draper...
- Vernal man accused of beating puppy with a bat
- Tino, the king of Hogle Zoo's jungle, is...
- Heavy rains in Utah fail to wash away drought
- Gov. Herbert stepping up pressure on... 44
- Utahns cheer, jeer appeals court's... 42
- 5 Browns sisters to promote bill on... 40
- Utah Attorney General's office moves to... 25
- Heavy rains in Utah fail to wash away... 24
- Grantsville residents tell Prison... 24
- Parents of teen who died in overdose... 17
- PacSun pulls T-shirt from shelves after... 15