Big Boy pursuit believed to be involved in six-car accident

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Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 passes through Deseret, Utah, on Friday. The Big Boy's trip through southern Utah on Saturday apparently figured in a six-car accident that injured two people.
TRAINS: Jim Wrinn

BERYL, Utah — Six vehicles were involved in an accident apparently sparked by efforts to see Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 as it passed through this small town near St. George, Utah, on Saturday.

The cars collided on a narrow frontage road near the railroad tracks, the St. George News website reports. One victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital while another was transported by ground ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Iron County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Bettridge told the news site.

Bettridge said Saturday law enforcement officials were still trying to figure out “what happened and exactly how it happened.”

The Big Boy arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday and will be on display there today.

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