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Florida Dump Truck Driver Killed at Unguarded Florida East Coast Railway Crossing

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(Fort Pierce, Florida – October 4, 2018) The driver of a dump truck was killed last Thursday by a Florida East Coast freight train which he likely never saw or heard.  The collision occurred about 2:30 PM, EDT near Fort Pierce, FL.  The driver was thrown from his vehicle due to the severity of… Finish Reading Florida Dump Truck Driver Killed at Unguarded Florida East Coast Railway Crossing

Kentucky Teacher Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded, and Vegetation Obstructed Short Line Crossing

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(Leitchfield, Kentucky – September 28, 2018) A beloved Louisville area teacher and mother was killed at an unguarded, vegetation-obstructed short line railroad grade crossing Friday afternoon about 4:00 PM. Her northbound car was struck by an eastbound Paducah & Louisville Railroad freight train. Phyllis Minton, 63, of Leitchfield, KY, a math teacher at Grayson… Finish Reading Kentucky Teacher Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded, and Vegetation Obstructed Short Line Crossing

Nebraska Farm Worker Killed at Skewed, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

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(Inland, Nebraska – September 27, 2018) A 60-year-old Nebraska farm worker lost his life last Thursday morning about 10:20 AM, CDT, when his tractor was struck by a BNSF train at the extremely angular unguarded crossing of Clay County Road 318, near Road E, near Inland, NE.  Kurt Unger of Doniphan, NE, was operating… Finish Reading Nebraska Farm Worker Killed at Skewed, Unguarded BNSF Crossing

Missouri Employee Killed and Another Seriously Injured When Truck Hit by Second Norfolk Southern Train After First Train Passed at Dangerous, Unguarded Crossing

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(Liberty, Missouri – September 26, 2018) The driver of a City of Liberty Parks & Recreation Dept. truck died a few hours after being taken to a local hospital when the city truck he was driving was struck and overturned by an eastbound Norfolk Southern freight train. The collision occurred at the private, unguarded… Finish Reading Missouri Employee Killed and Another Seriously Injured When Truck Hit by Second Norfolk Southern Train After First Train Passed at Dangerous, Unguarded Crossing

Minnesota Child Killed by Short Line Railroad Train on BNSF Tracks

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(St. Paul, Minnesota – September 24, 2018) A 14-year-old St. Paul, MN youth who suffered from autism died early Friday morning at about 5:30 A.M., CDT when he wandered onto double BNSF Railway tracks near Como and Western Avenues near downtown St. Paul.  The child was then struck by a Twin Cities & Western… Finish Reading Minnesota Child Killed by Short Line Railroad Train on BNSF Tracks

Kansas Semi Driver Seriously Injured by Watco Train at Unguarded Crossing

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(Haven, Kansas – September 15, 2018) The 66-year-old driver of a semi loaded with grain was rushed to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS after he stopped at a stop sign posted at the otherwise unguarded crossing of Victory Road near Haven, KS, and then proceeded, only to be struck by a Kansas &… Finish Reading Kansas Semi Driver Seriously Injured by Watco Train at Unguarded Crossing

Minnesota Semi Driver Seriously Injured at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(Faribault, Minnesota – September 13, 2018) A 77-year-old semi trailer truck driver was seriously injured Thursday afternoon at about 1:31 P.M., CDT, when his westbound 18-wheeler was struck and divided in half by a southbound Union Pacific train. The collision occurred at the dangerous and unguarded private, but heavily used, crossing leading to the… Finish Reading Minnesota Semi Driver Seriously Injured at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

California Farm Employee Killed by Amtrak Train at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(Salinas, California – September 10, 2018) A 36-year-old agricultural employee of Triangle Farms, Inc., was tragically killed Monday evening about 7:00 P.M., PDT.  His TCI-owned 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck collided with a Sacramento-bound Amtrak train at a private dirt road crossing just west of U.S. Highway 101 and Esperanza Road in Salinas, CA.… Finish Reading California Farm Employee Killed by Amtrak Train at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

Wisconsin Mail Truck Driver Killed at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(Eau Claire, Wisconsin – September 5, 2018) The driver of a truck contracted to carry mail for the U.S. Postal Service was killed instantly just before 6:00 A.M., CDT Wednesday.  The mail truck was struck by a Union Pacific freight train at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of UPRR railroad tracks and Hogarth Street… Finish Reading Wisconsin Mail Truck Driver Killed at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

Louisiana Trash Truck Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Kansas City Southern Crossing

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(Gonzales, Louisiana – August 24, 2018) Barely a year since the most recent train/highway vehicle collision at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of East Ascension Avenue and Kansas City Southern rails, another truck/train crash has taken the life of an Innovative Waste Systems trash truck operator. This time Friday’s KCS train was allegedly traveling… Finish Reading Louisiana Trash Truck Driver Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Kansas City Southern Crossing