Thursday, July 21, 2011

Train versus pedestrian crash near Bancroft claims one

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Idaho State Police
Region 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 07/21/2011 11:31 pm
Contact: Sgt. Manning

On July 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm, The Idaho State Police and Caribou County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Ivins road and Old Hwy 30, near Bancroft, for a report of a train/pedestrian collision.

According to witnesses, A Union Pacific train was approaching the railroad crossing on Ivins road when a male stepped onto the tracks and was struck by the train.

51 year old, Matthew Gaither, of Soda Springs was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Caribou County coroner.
The investigation is ongoing.