Jeep Stuck on Tracks Gets Hit by Train Near Bliss
GOODING, Id. (KMVT/KSVT) Deputies from Gooding say a hunter’s Grand Cherokee Jeep was a total loss after an oncoming train collided with it.
At around 3:47 p.m. Friday, authorities were called to the scene of the accident in the desert 2 miles off of highway 30 at milepost 171. There was no road where the hunter had attempted to cross the railroad tracks. The front half of the Jeep became stuck on the tracks.
The driver Robert Halligan was not in the vehicle when the train struck the Jeep. The train was only traveling about 30 miles per hour due to the foggy conditions. The deputy said that is much slower than normal. The driver, from the Bliss area was not cited. BLISS, Id.