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Woman killed by train


Last updated 8/20/2021 at 12:57pm

Karin Hill

Fountain Police investigate the scene where a woman was struck and killed by a train south of Fontaine Boulevard on July 21.

UPDATE (Aug. 20, 2021): A month later, police confirm that the incident was “non-criminal and not accidental.”

A woman was struck and killed by a train just south of the crossing at Hwy. 85/87 and Fontaine Boulevard on the afternoon of July 21.

Public Information Officer Lisa Schneider of Fountain Police Department said the victim was deceased when first responders arrived. So far, police have not said whether the accident was due to the victim not hearing or seeing the train, or whether she placed herself there intentionally. FPD was still discussing the situation with BNSF Railway po...

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