An unidentified drunk Utah woman was killed by a train as she slept on railroad tracks.
The incident said to have happened Sunday morning circa 2 am in Salt Lake city prompted the train engineer to call authorities who feared the slow moving train had run over two people, a man and a woman, both believed to be homeless.
Remarkably while the woman went on to be killed, the man survived suffering a broken leg.
In fact so drunk had the couple been, the man hadn’t even realized that he had been hit by a train when authorities arrived to check up on him.
Attending police officer Salt Lake City police Lt. Scott White went on to tell that both the male and the female were in their 40’s, with the woman going on to have her arm severed.
In a 2008 study, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) went on to issue a report based on three years of reported trespasser information. The report went on to tell that the average railroad trespasser is ‘a 38-year-old Caucasian male under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, with a median household income of $36,000. More than 25 percent of these individuals did not graduate from high school.’
At present it is not understood if the pair had a refuse offered to them to return to and or why they chose to sleep on the tracks…