Peter J. Francois, a 19-year-old Nampa man, was the driver of a car that was struck by a train in Kuna Monday afternoon, according to the Ada County coroner. Francois died at the scene.
The cause of death was blunt force trauma, and the manner was listed as “accident,” the coroner’s report says.
Ada County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the fatal car-train crash. A spokeswoman with the sheriff’s office did not immediately respond Tuesday morning to a request for an update.
The crash was reported shortly after 3 p.m. at a crossing on Black Cat Road. The Union Pacific train was heading west when it collided with a car that was driving south across the tracks, the sheriff’s office reports.
Francois was alone in the car, ACSO reports.
The Black Cat crossing is marked with a stop sign, the sheriff’s office reports.
The train remained stopped on the tracks and Black Cat was closed in that area for several hours while deputies and railroad officials investigated.