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1 person killed and 2 injured in train-car crash

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FORT HALL, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE: Shoshone-Bannock Tribal officials say Billie Jo Kaiyou, 41, of Fort Hall died at the hospital of injuries sustained in the crash.

The two others involved in the incident were identified as Cordell Tissidmit and Kayla Yupe, both of Fort Hall.

The accident is still under investigation.


Fort Hall Police say one man and two women were hospitalized after their car was struck by a train at Sheepskin Road and Highway 91 at 1:23 p.m.

One woman was transported by Portneuf Air Rescue.  The other woman and man were transported by ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center.

In addition to Fort Hall Police, the FBI, Fish and Game, Idaho State Police, and an investigator from Union Pacific assisted in dealing with the crash.

The highway has now been reopened.


Original Story:
Idaho Highway 91 has been closed due to an accident near Fort Hall.

Fort Hall Police said a train was traveling southbound. An east bound car attempted to beat the train across the track and was struck by the train.

Two people were transported by helicopter ambulance to a hospital. One other person was transported by ground ambulance.

The crash happened on Highway 91, near Milepost 89, at Fort Hall at around 1:30 p.m.



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