Two Weber County men bailed out of a stalled pickup truck just in time, avoiding death or injury as a Union Pacific freight train reduced their vehicle to twisted wreckage.
Weber County Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Johnson said Wednesday that the men, both in their 20s, were driving down a dirt road about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in West Warren adjacent to the train tracks near 8200 West when the truck became stuck as they attempted to turn around.
With the train approaching and unable to dislodge the truck's rear wheels from the tracks, the two jumped out. The train struck the pickup at about 40-50 mph, spraying wreckage along the one mile it took for the train to come to a halt.