SHERIDAN — Authorities say a train struck and killed a 61-year-old man who was walking on the tracks in Sheridan.
Police say David Lee Aller, of Sheridan, was killed when he was hit about 6 a.m. Tuesday by a BNSF Railway train.
BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the train’s crew spotted the man on the tracks but was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting him.
Melonas said that the train operators sounded the horn several times and applied the emergency brakes.
It is the first Wyoming fatality on BNSF tracks since a 2011 death in Natrona County.