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.