A woman died after she was hit by a TRAX train north of the Ballpark stop on Monday afternoon.
The woman was walking near the train tracks about 4:30 p.m. near 200 W. Paxton Ave. (1180 South), when she lost her balance and fell in front of a train, according to Remi Barron, Utah Transit Authority spokesman. Less than an hour earlier, transit police had spotted her walking in the right-of-way near the tracks; she appeared intoxicated, Barron said. The officers took her to a voluntary detox facility, but she left and returned to the tracks, Barron said.
Witness reports indicate the fall likely was an accident.