UPDATE: Nampa Driver Killed in Crash With Train 

UPDATE: December 28, 2015 11 a.m. The Ada County Coroner has identified the victim of a train vs. vehicle accident in Kuna as 19-year-old Peter Francois of Nampa. The coroner said Francois died of blunt force trauma.

ORIGINAL POST: December 28, 2015 8 a.m.

click to enlarge The driver killed in the collision with a train in Kuna today was a 19-yr-old Nampa man. He was alone in the car. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • The driver killed in the collision with a train in Kuna today was a 19-yr-old Nampa man. He was alone in the car.


The Black Cat Road train crossing in Kuna has a stop sign, but law enforcement say too many motorists either ignore the sign or don't respect the speed of an oncoming train. Just after 3 p.m. on Dec. 28, a 19-year-old Nampa man was killed when a westbound Union Pacific train slammed into a southbound car. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Motorists were redirected from the scene for several hours Monday afternoon and evening while the Ada County Sheriff's Office investigated the incident. The train was not derailed, but was stopped at the intersection during the investigation. 

Investigators said the train was travelling approximately 55 mph before slamming into the vehicle.

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