Conductor Dies After Fall From Royal Gorge Train (Video)
Conductor Dies After Fall From Royal Gorge Train (Video)

Conductor Dies After Fall From Royal Gorge Train (Video)

The Royal Gorge train is closed while investigators look into the death of a train conductor along the scenic route.

Leslie Cacy, 28, died at the scene, about 4 miles from the train station, as it was backing up to the station with 200 passengers. The sheriff’s office said Cacy was in the rear of the train, standing in the door opening, when she fell.

According to the press release, deputies, medical crew and investigators took the highrail to the scene at 5 p.m. Saturday.

An autopsy is planned and Fremont County authorities are investigating, but no foul play is suspected. The National Transportation Safety Board also has been notified.

Fremont County Coroner Randy Keller said Cacy’s husband is very upset and asked that people “keep him in their thoughts and prayers.”

The rail line closed Sunday, but the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park remained open.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the Royal Gorge Route expressed how devastated it is over the loss of one of its team members.

“We have been working around the clock with authorities to figure out exactly what happened. Right now, our focus is on helping the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office do its job and taking care of our team. We will not be running the train for the next few days, and anyone with reservations will be refunded or may reschedule. We are a family run business, and our team members are like family to us. Our hearts are broken. We will share more information as soon as we have it,” the Facebook post read.


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