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.