A woman in custody when the train hits a cruiser expecting to survive

PLATEVILLE, Colorado (AP) – A 20-year-old woman is expected to survive after a parked police patrol vehicle that was being held collided with a freight train in northern Colorado.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Yarini Rios Gonzalez, of Greeley, remained in hospital Monday with serious bodily injuries sustained in the accident.

Several law enforcement agencies responded to a report of a road rage incident involving a firearm in Fort Lupton on Friday evening. A Platteville police officer stopped Rios Gonzalez’s car in front of a set of railroad tracks and stopped the patrol car at the crossing.

She was placed in the back of a police car that had been hit by a train while officers were searching her car.

The Denver Post reported Monday that the Platteville Police Department has placed one of the participating officers on paid administrative leave. Police Chief Carl Dwyer, in an email to the newspaper, did not reveal the officer’s name and declined to answer other questions about the traffic stops and crashes.

The Fort Lupton Police Department is investigating the road rage report, while the Colorado State Patrol is investigating the accident. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is looking into the injury of the woman while in police custody.

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