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SPANISH FORK MAN DIES IN AUTO-TRAIN ACCIDENT

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A Spanish Fork man was killed Wednesday after his pickup truck was struck by a Union Pacific train.

Killed was Ron Wilson, 43.At 1:40 p.m., Wilson was driving north on 200 East near 2000 North, where 200 East becomes a frontage road. Although he was traveling at a slow speed, Wilson apparently did not see the westbound train, which was beginning to slow down in preparation for stopping at a spur near a business, said Spanish Fork Police investigators.

Despite warning horns from the train, Wilson crossed the railroad tracks and was struck almost head on. Spanish Fork police and ambulance officials responded to the scene. Wilson was then transported to Mountain View Hospital in Payson, where he was declared dead on arrival.