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Tragic, Fatal Train Collision Occurs on Laugh Miller Rd. in Limestone County, Alabama


July 02, 2019

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL. – According to a news story reported online at whnt.com, a fatal train collision occurred on Laugh Miller Road in Limestone County, Alabama. The accident involved a train running into a car, and the driver of the car was tragically killed, according to the news report.* 

The accident took place in the morning at the railroad crossing on Laugh Miller Road in Limestone. Alabama State Troopers and WHNT report that a vehicle was traveling toward the intersection shortly before 8 a.m. and started onto the tracks as a train was approaching. The make and model of the vehicle were not included in the report. 

At the intersection, the train and the vehicle collided. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Field Supervisor Cpl. Joel Baker said that the train hit the vehicle with such force that the vehicle split in half. The passenger portion of the vehicle then traveled about 300 feet farther down the train tracks, Baker said. 

WHNT reports that the driver of the car tragically died in the accident. Investigators identified him as a 61-year-old man from Madison, Alabama. It appears from the news report that he was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time. 

The news report did not say whether the train was carrying any passengers or what company owned the train. The accident is still under investigation. Alabama State Troopers said that the fatal accident marks the second to happen at this intersection in less than two months. They said the intersection was a problem area. 

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Source:https://whnt.com/2019/06/29/man-killed-after-train-hits-car-in-limestone-county/

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