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TRAX accident victims identified

Published: Thursday, Aug. 16 2012 12:29 p.m. MDT

Officials work to extricate a person from a car at the scene of an automobile vs TRAX accident at about 5900 South and 300 West in Murray, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

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MURRAY — The woman killed in an accident involving her car and a TRAX train on Wednesday was from Jerome, Idaho.

Lorna Boguslawski, 72, was killed when police say she made a left turn against the red light, drove around the down crossing arm and was hit by an oncoming train at 300 West and 5900 South. The car was wedged between the train and the concrete barricade and dragged for about 100 to 150 yards before coming to a stop.

Boguslawski was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency crews had to extricate her husband, Karren Boguslawski, 73, from the vehicle. He was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

The train was traveling between 50 and 55 mph at the time of impact. Investigators did not know Thursday why the woman drove around the downed crossing arm.

Pat Reavy Twitter: DNewsCrimeTeam

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