Train headed to Chicago hits dump truck near Crawfordsville

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ind.—A train bound for Chicago, Ill. from Avon, Ind. struck a dump truck near Crawfordsville, Ind. Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews responded to the accident at County Road 200 east, just north of CR 150 south. Preliminary investigation revealed a green 2006 International 760 dump truck driven by Jacob Davis, 24, attempted to cross the railroad crossing, which authorities said was marked by a stop sign and rural RR crossing signs.

Authorities said the CSX Railway Services train, operated by engineer Myles Slayton, blew the train’s horn to warn Davis. Slayton said he attempted to hit the brakes on the train, but it did not stop in time.

Davis told officials he did not see the train approaching because of the glaring sun. The train struck the passenger side of the dump truck and pushed it about 15 yards before the truck rolled into a ditch.

No one was injured in the accident. Authorities continue to investigate the crash.

 

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