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Train vs. vehicle crash investigated near Frenchtown

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Posted at 12:06 AM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 13:08:25-05

UPDATE: 8:15 a.m. - 1.20.20

Authorities are still investigating after a vehicle was hit by a train and caught fire late Sunday night in Frenchtown.

The Frenchtown Rural Fire District reports that no occupants were found in the vehicle following the incident which happened near the King Ranch crossing.

Law enforcement did locate one of the people who was in the vehicle, according to FRFD.

RAW VIDEO: Vehicle catches fire after being hit by train in Frenchtown

It took the Montana Rail Link locomotive just under a half mile to come to a complete stop and the vehicle caught fire after the impact.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office and the Montana Highway Patrol also responded to the incident.

(first report: 12:06 a.m. 1.20.20)

Emergency crews are on the scene of a collision between a train and a vehicle in Frenchtown.

The incident is about several hundred yards west of the King Ranch crossing, according to Frenchtown Rural Fire District.

Officials report the vehicle was fully engulfed when crews arrived, however, an initial investigation shows the vehicle was not occupied.

No other details have been released. We will update you with any new information.