Teen dies after her vehicle hit by train in Eaton

Posted at 10:02 PM, Feb 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-07 12:16:20-05

EATON, Colo. – A high school student died Tuesday night when the vehicle she was driving was hit by a train on the northern side of Eaton.

The collision happened just before 6 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Street and Oak Avenue (Highway 85), according to a sergeant with the Eaton Police Department.

The spokesman said a woman was inside the vehicle, an SUV, when it was hit, and that she died at the scene. That woman was later identified as a student at Eaton High School.

The train, which was operated by Union Pacific, was headed southbound at the time, and the teen was driving westbound on 5th Avenue.

The police spokesman said the crossing is controlled by a stop sign and there are no crossing arms.