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Woman, dog, killed when struck by train near Chinook

 

Last updated 11/16/2020 at 1:54pm

Editor’s note: This version corrects misreporting that the woman was from Chinook. She was from Butte.

Blaine County Sheriff John Colby said a woman and her dog were killed about p.m. Saturday when they were struck by a BNSF Railway freight train just east of Chinook near Lodge Creek.

Colby said the name of the woman is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

A release from the sheriff's office said its dispatchers received a call from BNSF about 4:48 p.m. Saturday reporting the woman had been struck.

About the same, it said, dispatch received a call from the woman's husband also reporting she had been struck.

He said his wife had gotten out of their vehicle to photograph a pheasant and then took the dog she was training to smell the area the pheasant had been.

A train was westbound at this time, and it appears the woman apparently did not hear or see the train coming, the release said, and she and her dog were struck and killed.

The Blaine County Sheriff's Office dispatched deputies and Blaine County Fire and Ambulance personal, the release said. The deputies were the first to arrive.

A deputy located the woman and her dog under the train and immediately contacted dispatch and requested a Blaine County coroner be dispatched to the scene, the release said.

The release said Colby would like to thank the agencies who assisted in the accident, Blaine County Sheriff's Office, Blaine County Fire and Ambulance, Montana Highway Patrol, Chinook Police Department, and BNSF Police.

The Investigation is being conducted by the Blaine County Sheriff's Office and BNSF Police.

 

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