Woman struck, killed by Cheyenne Frontier Days train near Henderson

HENDERSON, Colo. -- A person was struck and killed by a train near Henderson on Saturday, according to Union Pacific. Henderson is southwest of Brighton.

The Colorado State Patrol said the pedestrian was struck at the intersection of 124th Avenue and Highway 85.

Union Pacific confirmed the train involved is its Locomotive 844. The train is the Cheyenne Frontier Days Special, which carries people to and from Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming, each year for the country festival.

The train was on its way to Denver when the person was hit.

Passengers were shuttled away from the area in buses.

The Adams County Sheriff told FOX31 on Monday that it appeared the victim, a woman, was trying to take photos of the train from the tracks.

Authorities say it doesn't look as though she got caught or fell but simply didn't get out of the way in time.

The Daily Post identified the woman as 56-year-old Kelly Yarish.

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