CANON CITY, Colo. – The latest on a conductor who died after falling off a scenic train in Colorado (all times local):
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says a conductor on a scenic Colorado train died when she was run over by the train as it was backing up.
The sheriff’s office issued a statement on its Facebook page saying 28-year-old Leslie Cacy was standing near the rear of the train Saturday evening when she fell as the train was backing up to the station about four miles away.
The sheriff’s office says no foul play is suspected. Train service was suspended while the accident is being investigated.
The Royal Gorge is about 10 miles long, with the Arkansas River running through it and the railroad running along its banks.
The Royal Gorge train is closed while investigators look into the death of a train conductor along the scenic route.
It’s unclear how 28-year-old Leslie Cacy may have fallen from a moving car Saturday night near Canon City.
The train is being transported from the bottom of Royal Gorge canyon for examination.
An autopsy is planned and Fremont County authorities are investigating.
Online: Royal Gorge Railroad Facebook page: http://bit.ly/1qVrKXQ