UPDATE: Billings Woman Suffers Serious Injuries After Being Struck By Train
UPDATE: 10/12/22 9:34 a.m.
As of 7:30 a.m., 27th Street both ways is now open to traffic. According to Billings Police, the train was traveling around 20 miles per hour when it struck the woman. She was not following the railroad markers, so she either went around the barricade or ducked under the arms. There is no update as of yet on the condition of the victim.
Original Article: Published 10/11/22 9:16 p.m.
Early Tuesday night (10/11) a Billings woman was struck by a train and sustained very serious injuries. The train has halted traffic on S. 27th Street as it hasn't moved due to the police investigation.
The Billings Police Department tweeted the incident at around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday; the 55-year-old female was struck by the train at the railroad crossing on North Broadway in downtown Billings.
The woman was transported to the hospital with major injuries. A train, likely the one that struck the woman, is currently stopped at the S. 27th Street railroad crossing while the police are investigating the incident, which is halting traffic. Commuters are encouraged to find an alternate route to their destination.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.