Eastern Idaho woman killed when train hits vehicle

March 9, 2018

BANCROFT, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho woman has died after a train collided with her vehicle at a railroad crossing northwest of Bancroft.

Idaho State Police say 56-year-old Denise Clapp of Lava Hot Springs died Thursday when a Union Pacific train hit her 2003 Ford Escape.

Police say Clapp was stopped on the Nipper Road railroad crossing facing north when the eastbound locomotive came through just before 9 p.m.

Police say Clapp wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and her vehicle went down an embankment after the collision. She died at the scene.

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