Train crash

A westbound Union Pacific train is stopped North of Avra Valley Road after colliding with a vehicle on Oct. 4, 2019. Two people reported dead.

Police have released the names of the two men who were killed when their truck was struck by a train near Interstate 10 and Avra Valley Road Friday morning. 

Around 11:09 a.m., Salvador Bustamante, 54, and Alonzo Abeyta, 26, were driving in a truck registered to a subcontracting company working in the area, according to Sgt. Jeff Pridgett, a Marana police spokesman.

Police say Bustamante, who was driving the truck, failed to stop for a stop sign located at the private railroad crossing. 

Both Bustamante and Abeyta were found dead at the scene.

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No one aboard the Union Pacific train was injured in the collision, according to Tim McMahan, a UP spokesman.


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