A crash involving a train and semi truck along BIA Route 1 near Brockton left one dead on Tuesday morning, July 28, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office.
The man who died in the train crash along BIA Route 1 near Brockton was announced to be Ashton Gillming of Sidney, according to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper T’Elle Evans.
The 24-year-old died Tuesday morning around 11:00, when he was driving his semi truck north across train tracks that connect with BIA Route 1, as a train was heading eastbound, Evans said.
She said the train hit the driver side door, pushing the truck off the road to the east.
Evans said the circumstances around Gillming’s truck being on the tracks when the train came are still unknown, but a Traffic Homicide Investigator out of Forsyth would be at the scene Thursday to inspect the crash.
Gillming’s family has been notified, Evans added.
At 11:03 Tuesday morning, an eyewitness called 911 to report the incident, Roosevelt County Undersheriff John Summers said Tuesday.
Summers also said Tuesday the train engineer did not require medical assistance.
Roosevelt County Undersheriff John Summers said a call was placed to 911 by an eyewitness at 11:03 a.m. The witness reported the incident in which a train and a 2011 Freightliner semi truck collided, killing the driver of the semi truck, an adult male.
Summers said tribal police, an ambulance out of Culbertson, the Poplar Fire Department and the Roosevelt County Sheriff were all dispatched and arrived at the scene of the incident.
Summers said the Montana Highway Patrol is investigating what happened. A coroner out of Culbertson was also called to the scene.
The wreck happened at a private crossing along BIA Route 1 — a secondary road — between Brockton and Fort Kipp, closer to Brockton.