Man killed after train smashes into parked pickup truck

Pocatello

Share This

INKOM — A Pocatello man is dead following a crash between a train and a pickup truck Friday.

Idaho State Police are investigating the fatality crash which occurred at about 8:35 p.m. on southbound Old Highway 91 at Blackrock Canyon Road, near Inkom, according to an ISP news release.

Police reports show Samuel E. Laxton, 45, was in a 1992 Ford truck that was parked on the railroad tracks. A train struck the vehicle, ejecting Laxton.

He succumbed to his injuries on scene. Laxton was not wearing a seat belt.

The train tracks were blocked for approximately two and a half hours, according to ISP.

No details about why the truck was parked on the railway track have been released.

Respond to this story

If you choose local pickup, please get your gift certificate at our office at 400 W. Sunnyside in Idaho Falls Dismiss