SOUTH SALT LAKE — A man who was run over Wednesday when the truck he was working on slipped into gear has died of his injuries.
Jerome Abele, 54, was looking under the hood of his large service truck at a Union Pacific train yard when the vehicle rolled forward, knocking him down and running over his midsection, South Salt Lake Police Sgt. Gary Keller said. Abele was an employee of a private company and did not work for Union Pacific.
The accident occurred about 1 p.m. in the Union Pacific Railroad's Roper Yard, 2765 S. Orland Place Drive (850 West). Abele was transported to an area hospital in extremely critical condition and succumbed to his injuries about midnight.
The service vehicle, estimated to weigh between 2 ½ and 3 tons, was used to work on semitrailers and usually carries a compressor and welder aboard, Keller said.
Abele's family has set up a trust fund for his two children, ages 3 and 5, at Mountain America Credit Union, Keller said.
- Ex-teacher who abused students asks judge not...
- 14 things you didn't know about dreams
- Teen injured in Memorial Day crash dies
- Elder L. Tom Perry — an 'uncommon' life...
- 2 killed in auto accident on I-80 in Summit...
- 5 Browns sisters to promote bill on statute...
- Tino, the king of Hogle Zoo's jungle, is...
- High school student found dead near Draper...
- Gov. Herbert stepping up pressure on... 44
- Utahns cheer, jeer appeals court's... 42
- 5 Browns sisters to promote bill on... 42
- Ex-teacher who abused students asks... 27
- Utah Attorney General's office moves to... 25
- Grantsville residents tell Prison... 25
- Heavy rains in Utah fail to wash away... 24
- Parents of teen who died in overdose... 17