Pedestrian killed by Cheyenne Frontier Days Train in Adams County – The Denver Post
The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train struck and killed a pedestrian at the intersection of 124th Avenue and U.S. 85 in Henderson about 7:45 Saturday evening, according to a Union Pacific spokeswoman.
The train was heading south back to Denver from Cheyenne, carrying about 700 passengers. As of 9:20 p.m., no other injuries were reported. Buses were en route to pick up train passengers, according to Union Pacific.
Emergency responders along with Union Pacific Police and the Adams County Sheriff’s Department are on the scene investigating.
UP No. 844 was involved in a pedestrian fatality. Busses are en route to pick up guests on board the train. UP Police will be on scene for several hours assisting local authorities with the investigation.
— Union Pacific (@UnionPacific) July 22, 2018
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Train is an annual event hosted by the Denver Post Community Foundation, that transports more than 700 passengers from Denver to Cheyenne for the day’s festivities, including the downtown parade, a barbecue at the rodeo grounds and the “Daddy of ’em All” rodeo.
The 15-car steam engine train departed Denver at 6:30 a.m. and was expected to return from Cheyenne around 9 p.m., according to the Union Pacific schedule.
Spectators often turn out to take photos and video of the historic train along its route.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Train is an event of the Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit that serves to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs benefiting arts and culture, children and youth, education and literacy, at the provision of basic human services.
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