Train Crashes into Car on Crest Hill Street in Taylor County, Georgia
TAYLOR COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at wgxa.tv, a train crashed into a car on Crest Hill Street in Taylor County, Georgia. WGXA reports that one person was tragically killed in the accident, and another person, a child, sustained injuries. Officials are still investigating.*
The accident took place on Crest Hill Street in Reynolds, Georgia. Reynolds Mayor Butch Turner confirmed that a car was traveling toward the rail crossing on the roadway and entered the tracks while a train was oncoming. The train crashed into the passenger’s side of the car and pushed it down the tracks to Zack Posey Road, which is about a mile away from the point of impact.
The circumstances of the crash are not yet clear. Police officers were not able to say whether the driver of the car knew that the train was coming. The news report did not describe the crossing or say what control devices were present at the intersection, if any.
WGXA reports that the driver of the car tragically died in the crash. The Turner County Coroner’s Office identified him as a 61-year-old man. WGXA further reports that a juvenile passenger was also in the car at the time of the collision, identified as an 11-year-old child. Emergency responders transported the child to the Medical Center, Navicent Health for treatment of unknown injuries. The child’s current condition is not known.
The Reynolds Police Department reported that the driver was on his way home at the time of the accident. Officials are still investigating the wreck, and at the time of the WGXA report’s publishing online, no further information had been released.
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