Woman taking photos of Colorado steam train hit and killed

Published 07-23-2018

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HENDERSON, Colo. (AP) - A woman who was taking photographs over the weekend of a steam locomotive was struck and killed after getting too close to the tracks in north suburban Denver.

The 15-car Union Pacific train was returning to Denver on Saturday evening from a daylong trip to Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming when the woman was hit at a crossing in Henderson at about 7:45 p.m.

The victim was among several people taking photos of the train as it traveled back to Denver. Her name has not been released.

About 700 passengers were on the train whose annual trip to Cheyenne for the parade and rodeo is sponsored by The Denver Post Community Foundation. No other injuries were reported.

The passengers were bused back to Denver.

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