Two members of TD Local 446 killed in collision

Published: October 9, 2018

SMART Transportation Division is mourning the loss of two members who were killed in a deadly train collision that occurred Oct. 4 west of Cheyenne, Wyo.

Benjamin Brozovich, 39, of Lusk, Wyo., and Jason V. Martinez, 40, of Cheyenne, died when their Union Pacific freight train collided into the back of another stopped UP train.

Martinez was a 12-year member out of Local 446. Brozovich had been a member of the same local for three years.

Members of the SMART TD National Safety Team were dispatched and assisting the National Transportation Safety Board in its investigation, said Vice President John England.

Wyoming State Legislative Director Stan Blake described the crash as “horrific.”

The investigation is continuing.