Freight train hits car in N. Idaho; driver killedNovember 27, 2013 @ 7:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) - A BNSF Railway spokesman says a 19-year-old woman driving a BMW has been struck and killed by a BNSF freight train in north Idaho.
Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said the train collided with the car Wednesday afternoon about 15 miles east of Sandpoint. The driver was not immediately identified.
The spokesman says the train was traveling at 58 mph in an area where the freight train speed limit is 60 mph. He says the crew applied the emergency brake and blew the train's whistle.
Melonas says the collision happened at a public rail crossing marked by stop signs.
The eastbound train was hauling vehicles from Tacoma to Chicago.
The crash is under investigation.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Search continues for China-bound Malaysian jet that vanished with 239 aboard
This Daylight Saving Time to do list will help keep you up to date
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.