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Cascade County

Sep 28, 2013 2:15 AM by Marnee Banks

Pickup truck, train collide east of Great Falls, 1 person dead

GREAT FALLS - One person has died after a train hit a pickup truck southeast of Great Falls on Friday afternoon.

The crash happened near mile marker 2 on Stockett Road near Sand Coulee.

Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards says the pickup truck was heading north toward US Highway 87 when the 3-car train and the truck collided.

The train pushed the truck about 200 yards down the track.

Sheriff Edwards says the driver of the pickup - believed to be the only person in the truck - died in the incident.

He says Montana Highway Patrol and the railroad company will be investigating: "BNSF comes out, anything like this they have to make sure the tracks are in stable operating condition so it's safe. There is a lot of debris, parts up and down the track."

Sheriff Edwards is not releasing the name of the victim yet.

We will update you when we learn more.


(First Report, 1:19 p.m.) Emergency crews are responding to a reported collision between a train and a vehicle east of Great Falls.

The crash was reported just after 1 p.m. on Friday. It happened near mile marker 2 of Stockett Road heading toward Sand Coulee.

There is no information yet about whether anyone has been injured, or what caused the crash.

We have a reporter on the way to the scene and will update you as we learn more.

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