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Second Victim Of Train Accident Named

Fri., Sept. 22, 1995, midnight

Using fingerprints, Boundary County authorities identified the second victim of Monday’s train accident as Marla White, a 28-year-old Bonners Ferry woman.

White and Michael Cooper, 21, a member of the Kootenai Indian Tribe, were struck and killed by a Burlington Northern train while walking by the tracks.

The accident happened early Monday about two miles east of Bonners Ferry.

Authorities ruled out suicide or foul play, but are still unsure how the accident happened. They speculated the two were walking to White’s mother’s home, or to a popular swimming hole on the Kootenai River.

Alcohol was found at the scene of the accident.

White, who lived with her mother, leaves behind three young children. , DataTimes

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