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Truck hit by train in Trenton; driver hospitalized

Jan 19, 2023, 2:38 PM | Updated: Jan 20, 2023, 2:30 pm
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(Brian Champagne)
(Brian Champagne)

UPDATE: The driver was identified Friday as Gary Riddle of Cache County, Utah.

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office said in a release that Riddle was in critical condition with “severe” injuries when he was transported to the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Following an investigation, it was determined the truck was driving east on 800 South in Trenton, while the train was traveling south.

The train was described as having more than 100 cars, which means it was more than 9,000-feet long.

At full emergency braking, the release said it took the train about half a mile to stop.

Our earlier story continues below.


TRENTON, Utah — A driver was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after a truck was hit by a train in Trenton.

Cache County Lt. Mikelshan Bartschi told KSL the driver was the only occupant in the truck, adding that they had to be extricated from the vehicle.

“Not in great condition,” Bartschi said of the driver’s condition.

An accident reconstruction team is headed to the scene to investigate.

Additional details were not immediately available.

This story will be updated.

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Truck hit by train in Trenton; driver hospitalized