May 29, 2020

An Amtrak passenger train collided with a John Deer sprayer tractor  in Roosevelt County, the county reports.

The man driving the tractor died. Passengers on the train suffered "multiple injuries" a press release noted.

The accident occurred at mile marker 653 on Highway 2 near Bainville. 

Injured passengers were being taken to Culbertson High School for triage, the release said. 

All  train traffic on the line has been stopped, and Roosevelt County dispatch reccomends avoiding the 6th Avenue Bainville crossing. Motorists are asked to use the underpass.

The Amtrak cars did not deraile, the county noted in an update..