Helena man dies after car hit by train in Hardin

Posted at 9:02 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 23:58:18-05

Update 5:40 p.m. HARDIN – A man whose car was hit by a train in Hardin on Monday morning has died.

Montana Highway Patrol says the 50-year-old Helena man was driving on Woodley Lane and attempting to cross the train tracks.

The man was reportedly on the phone with his wife about 9 a.m. and did not notice a train was coming. The train hit the driver’s side of the man’s car, and he was thrown from the vehicle.

The man was transported to a hospital in Hardin, before he was taken by Life Flight to Billings.

His name has not yet been released.

Reporting by Samantha Sullivan for MTN News