Train Hits Vehicle Near Bonners Ferry - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Motorist Dies In Collision With Train In N. Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a motorist has died after a collision with an oncoming train at a railroad crossing near Bonners Ferry.

Law enforcement and an official with BNSF Railway say the accident occurred Monday morning at a private rail crossing three miles west of Bonners Ferry.  The man killed has been identified as 77-year-old Richard E. Kelson of Bonners Ferry.

BNSF Spokesman Gus Melonas says investigators are still trying to determine what caused the crash.

The section of single track is posted 40 mph for trains and the crossing is equipped with stop sign warning signal. Melonas says the railway is closed, but should be reopened later Monday.

The train, powered by three locomotives, was eastbound and destined for eastern Montana.

      
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