Pocatello, ID.  –   On Friday, December 1, 2017, at approximately 8:35 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle versus train fatality crash, southbound Old Highway 91 at Blackrock Canyon Road, near Inkom.

Samuel E. Laxton, 45, of Pocatello, was in a 1992 Ford truck that was parked on the railroad tracks. A train struck the vehicle, ejecting Laxton. He succumbed to his injuries on scene. Laxton was not wearing a seat belt.

The train tracks were blocked for approximately two and a half hours.

Police say it’s not clear why Laxton didn’t move his pickup off the tracks.

Next of kin has been notified and the crash is still under investigation.