Posted by on June 26, 2011 
May all who lost their lives rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Adam Pizante on June 27, 2011 
Man, that looks bad!
Posted by The Grande on June 27, 2011 
Talk about having a patch of sun in the right place at the right time! Nicely done Steve!
Posted by Tim Stevens on June 27, 2011 
I'd love to know how a gravel truck manages to run into the side of a moving train at a level crossing. Wow!
Posted by Ellis Simon on June 27, 2011 
What a horrible accident! The driver must have been going a quite a clip.
Posted by csxlover on June 27, 2011 
I heard about this in the national section of our paper this morning and from what I deduced there is much criticism on the part of the driver and his company. They have been screamed at for various incidents in the past and are well known to Utah's finest for being involved in two accidents for the past two year in which one person was injured. Now with six people being killed here I would think that the DOT might be looking to put these morons out of business for good.
Posted by Jeff Swanson on June 27, 2011 
At the risk of stating the obvious, I am assuming that the authorities are aware of your photographs Brock? Having retired from LE and EMS, I know that these 'minutes/seconds after the fact' photographs can often be beneficial for reconstruction...
Posted by Jim Powell on June 27, 2011 
I wonder if the truck driver's foot slipped off the brake. Maybe he started to roll towards the train and hit the gas instead of the brake. The driver was probably texting or on the phone and not paying attention. I've been a locomotive engineer and I have a CDL to drive dump trucks, these are the only explanations I can think of.
Posted by Aaron Keller on June 27, 2011 
The trucking company that owned the rig had been cited many times by state authorities for unsafe driving and unsafe equipment, according to a review this weekend by the Associated Press. The company was cited once for operating a vehicle with tires so bald that the state deemed them an imminent hazard to public safety. The AP reports 16 safety citations over the last two years. One was a break system defect.
Posted by Nigel Curtis on June 27, 2011 
I see from reports on CNN the truck skidded for more than 300 feet - what speed was he doing!
Posted by Joel Hawthorn on June 27, 2011 
So tragic and especially sad for the loss of lives! I gotta say a lucky catch, though.
Posted by Batman on June 27, 2011 
I heard the truck lost its brakes and was unable to stop , That is quite a photo Steve.
Posted by csxlover on June 27, 2011 
I read that there were many complaints from the feds on the trucks owner and its company. So with that in mind it might be fair to say that the truck lost its brakes and crashed into the train. My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives in this accident and their families and loved ones.
Posted by Peter Lewis on June 28, 2011 
My prayers to all involved...
Posted by GianniosB on June 28, 2011 
People lost their life and still some here say about how lucky the photographer was and the lighting of the picture.. OMG!!
Posted by Max Smith on June 28, 2011 
What a disaster! R.I.P. to all the people that died in this deadly train wreck.
Posted by Jason Eminian on June 28, 2011 
Truly a frightening image. Makes one appreciate life and the little things... and how fast it can all be taken away while simply riding a train. Amazing there weren't more fatalities. Also amazing the train did not derail after such a strong impact.
Posted by Ken Huard on June 29, 2011 
Just speechless.
Posted by F40PHfan on June 30, 2011 
It is amazing that not more people were injured or killed from the looks of this. Brock, how long did it take for the inital Fire/EMS to respond as it looks like a remote area. My heart goes out to EVERYONE who was riding the CZ that day. Breath Taking Shot!
Posted by Brock Hansen on June 30, 2011 
I believe there is plenty of news and updates on the various discussion boards on updates. The initial response was slow, but I believe this was because we were literally in the middle of nowhere. Once the rescue vehicles showed everything was handled very quickly. I was only at the wreck site for maybe two-three hours before I was bussed to a different location.
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