Salt Lake man dies in TRAX accident

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6 2013 4:12 p.m. MST

SOUTH SALT LAKE — A Salt Lake man died Wednesday after his vehicle was T-boned by a TRAX train traveling between 40 and 50 mph.

Larry R. Aullman, 57, was pronounced dead at a local hospital a couple of hours after the accident.

A northbound train hit a vehicle on the driver's side that was crossing at 200 West and 2950 South, pushing it about 120 feet down the tracks before coming to a rest. Rescue crews had to extricate Aullman from the car following the 11 a.m. accident.

Utah Transit Authority spokesman Gerry Carpenter said computers show the crossing arms at that spot had been down for 22 seconds prior to the train's arrival. They also show the crossing arms were not bumped. It was unclear Wednesday whether Aullman drove around the arms without touching them or if he was already on the tracks when the arms went down.

The accident affected TRAX travel in both directions. UTA set up a bus bridge between stations at 3300 South and 2100 South until about 2 p.m.

Pat Reavy

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