March 12, 2014
The Washoe County sheriff's office says two horseback riders were crossing the Truckee River on a railroad bridge when kayakers in the river told them of the oncoming train. The riders dismounted and jumped
to safety but were unable to get the horses off the bridge.
The accident happened Sunday afternoon.
Authorities say the case is being forwarded to Union Pacific Railroad police who are considering trespassing charges against the riders.