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By Tim Leeds 

Name released of Butte woman killed when struck by train


Last updated 11/16/2020 at 1:16pm

Blaine County Sheriff and Coroner John Colby has released the name of a Butte woman, who, along with her dog, was killed about 4:45 p.m. Saturday when they were struck by a BNSF Railway freight train just east of Chinook near Lodge Creek.

Irina Smith, 41, was the person struck by the train Saturday.

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 time, it said, dispatch received a call from the woman’s husband also reporting she had been struck.

He said his wife had gotten...

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