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Man struck, killed by train in Cut Bank

Posted at 12:12 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 15:11:51-04
Cut Bank Train Accident Map
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CUT BANK – A 71-year-old man was struck and killed by a train in Glacier County earlier this week.

The Glacier County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) reported the county’s dispatch center received a call from Burlington Northern Police stating a westbound train may have struck a pedestrian near the central crossing in Cut Bank.

First responders confirmed a man had been hit and the victim — who’s been identified as 71-year-old Galen Eugene Potts, Sr. — was pronounced dead at the scene.

Responding agencies included the GCSO, the Cut Bank Police Department, and Glacier County EMS.

The Glacier County Sheriff/Coroner and BNSF Police are investigating the incident.