Two dogs on a sled team were killed on Friday when a train in Alaska hit them. According to Saturday’s Alaska Dispatch News, the devastating incident happened at Manley Road crossing, north of Nenana, on a training run.
According to Tim Sullivan, a spokesman for the railroad, the train’s crew reported that the musher tried to stop the dogs from going onto the tracks, but he failed. When the musher then tried to get the dogs to move off the tracks, as the trail barreled towards them, they apparently were too terrified to move.
The coal train, traveling in excess of 40 m.p.h., was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting the dogs who were on the tracks.
The musher involved in the deadly incident has not been named; no charges are expected. No other injuries were reported.
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