Train vs. pedestrian fatality reported in Montgomery County Friday evening


October 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency late Friday night, reported that an accident involving a train and a pedestrian had claimed the life of a teenaged Caucasian female. Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Hamman said at around 5:24-p.m., the Montgomery County Communications Center received a call from Burlington Northern Santa Fe reporting a train versus pedestrian accident at the Halland Ave railroad crossing on the southern edge of Stanton. Crews arriving on scene determined the teen had been fatally struck by a BNSF freight train just east of the railroad crossing. As of late Friday night, the name of the female is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation along with BNSF officials. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Stanton Fire & Rescue, Red Oak Police Dept, Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency, and BNSF.