- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Cascade County officials have released the name of a man who died when the pickup truck he was driving was struck by a train at a crossing northwest of Vaughn.

Lt. Bob Rosipal tells the Great Falls Tribune (https://gftrib.com/1CChy6G) that 44-year-old Trevor Semenza of Great Falls died in the collision at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the southbound train was traveling an estimated 48 mph and was pulling empty grain cars when it struck Semenza’s pickup. The pickup was pushed away from the tracks and caught fire. Semenza died at the scene.

BNSF Railway spokesman Matt Jones says no railway personnel were injured.

The rural crossing is marked with signs, but no lights or arms.

The patrol is still investigating the collision.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com

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