TRAIN FATALITY • Crews investigate the scene of a train versus dump truck accident that resulted in the death of David Stubbs of Mona. In the insert above, police and firefighters examine the Union Pacific engine involved in the accident.
By Myrna Trauntvein
A local man died when a commercial dump truck he was driving was struck by a train.
David Stubbs, 27, Mona, driver of the dump truck was dead at the scene.
Juab County Sheriff Doug Anderson said that the accident occurred on Wednesday, December 3, at 1 p.m.
“Juab County responded to the area of Sheep Lane Drive, south of Nephi, on a report of a train versus a commercial dump truck,” said Anderson. “The dump truck was traveling west on Sheep Lane Drive and was struck by a train traveling north.”
The driver of the truck, identified as Stubbs, suffered fatal injuries and was deceased when deputies arrived.
“David was a driver for Taurus Plumbing & Excavating, located in Nephi,” said Anderson.
The train crossing does not have crossing arms or warning lights and there have been no significant incidents on the crossing for many years.
Anderson said that the case was still under investigation and the exact cause of the accident is still to be determined.
“The train consisted of three locomotives and three empty cargo cars,” said Anderson.”There was minimal damage to the train.”
He said that there were four people on board the train. They sustained no injuries, but they were visibly shaken.