The railroad crossing at U.S. 85 and Fontaine Boulevard was closed Wednesday afternoon after another incident involving a train.
At around 3:45 p.m., Fountain police received a call from train dispatch that one of their trains may have struck an adult woman sitting on the tracks of the railroad.
The railroad crossing at Fontaine and Highway 85 will be closed for several hours due to an incident involving a train.Media Staging will be at Dove-Witt located at 6630 S Highway 85. PIO is enroute. pic.twitter.com/1oEpzHHRAb— City of Fountain, CO (@cityoffountain) July 21, 2021
The woman died on scene, Fountain police spokeswoman Lisa Schneider said.
The crossing will likely be closed until at least 7 p.m., Schneider said, adding that drivers in the area should use an alternate route.
Click or tap here for local traffic updates.
The incident marks the second time Fountain police were called to that crossing in less than a week. Last Thursday, police responded to a report of an individual who drove through the railroad crossing gate and was hit by a train. No one was injured in that crash.