Train collision kills woman in Miles City
Published one year ago by The Billings Gazette

A woman was killed early Sunday morning when she was struck by a train in Miles City.

A 23-year-old woman from Butte died in the wreck, though she may have recently moved to Williston, North Dakota, said Dep. Spencer Anderson, of Custer County Sheriff's Office.

The incident involved a BNSF train and occurred at about 12:30 a.m. in area that was not a crossing, said Ross Lane, public information officer for BNSF Railway.

The empty coal train was westbound when the collision occurred.

The engineer saw something on the tracks and went into the emergency braking procedure. It can take a mile to stop a freight train and the train was not stopped in time, Lane said.

Added: one year ago