Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
Truck vs. Train Crash in West Frankfort
WEST FRANKFORT -- Police are investigating a train-truck collision that sent a man to the hospital Friday afternoon.
It happened at the Elm Street crossing in West Frankfort.
Fire officials say the driver passed at least two cars stopped at the crossing and drover around the crossing arms, before pulling into the path of the train.
The collision spun the truck, sending it into one of the crossing gates and knocking over the structure.
The man was flown to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Authorities are not releasing his name and there's no word on the extent of his injuries.
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