Howard Parker, a 43 year old man of Yukon, OK, lost his life driving a dump truck across an unguarded crossing near Union City. The dump truck was hauling concrete back to a worksite when the accident occurred.
The investigation is currently underway, but evidence from the scene indicates that Parker didn't stop. The accident occurred at an unguarded crossing with no warning devices other than a passive crossbuck sign. This is the second fatal crossing accident at an unguarded railroad crossing in 30 days in Canadian County, OK.