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Helena man dies after train hits car in southern Montana

December 18, 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 50-year-old man died after his car was hit by a train in southern Montana.

Investigators with the Montana Highway Patrol say the Helena man, whose name has not been released, was talking on his cellphone and likely did not see the train when he drove onto tracks near Hardin on Monday morning. The Billings Gazette reports the intersection has railroad markers but not an automated stop arm or flashing lights.

The man, who was the only one in the car, died at a hospital in Billings.

Investigators do not think drugs, alcohol or speed played a role in the crash.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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