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Officials release name of Helena man who died when his car was hit by a train

Posted at 11:59 AM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 14:00:28-05

(BILLINGS) The man who died after his car was hit by a train on Monday near Hardin has been identified as Scott Graber of Helena.

Graber, 50 years old, was driving on Woodley Lane and attempting to cross the train tracks.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, Graber was reportedly on the phone with his wife at about 9 a.m. and did not notice a train coming.

The train hit the driver’s side of the car and he was thrown from the vehicle.

Graber was taken to a hospital in Hardin and then airlifted by Life Flight to Billings.

He died at the hospital.

The MHP said he had most recently been living in Helena, and had family in the Hardin area.

  • Reported by Samantha Sullivan
Photo Credit: Debbie Winburn
Photo Credit: Debbie Winburn