The Utah County Sheriff's Department identified a man killed Monday when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a train near Springville.
Killed in the accident was:Jason L. Amos, 21, of Midvale.
Amos was westbound on 4800 South at approximately 600 East near the Suntana Raceway, west of Springville, at 2:25 p.m. Deputies said he apparently did not see an approaching northbound Union Pacific train and proceeded to cross the railroad tracks. The railroad crossing has signs but does not have flashing warning lights or mechanical guard arms.
"There were no skid marks," said deputy sheriff Kelly Clark. "The only marks on the road were gouge marks caused by the collision. There was no evidence of excessive speed so it doesn't appear he (Amos) was trying to beat the train."
The train conductor saw the oncoming car but was unable to stop in time, Clark said. The train was traveling 46 mph; the speed limit for trains on the track is 50 mph.
Amos worked for Reagan Outdoor Advertising.
There have been a number of accidents at the 4800 South railroad crossing.
"We had one (an accident) at this same crossing about a month ago," Clark said. "We've had at least three there this year that I know about."