A Logan man has died after being struck by a train while duck hunting with his son in Spanish Fork Canyon about 20 miles north of Price.
Utah County sheriff’s deputies say 56-year-old Larry Litizzette was walking on a railroad bridge Saturday afternoon when he was hit by the Union Pacific train and fell about 20 feet into the Price River below.
They say the son pulled his father from the river, and the medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine if he died as a result of being hit by the train, the fall or drowning.
KSL reports Litizzette was a long-time, award-winning biology teacher at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum.
In 2010, he won the Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education. He also was named “Teacher of the Year” in separate votes by teachers and students at the school.