Police ID Victim in SW Mo. Car-Train Collision

4 years 3 weeks 1 day ago June 03, 2013 Jun 3, 2013 Monday, June 03 2013 Monday, June 03, 2013 3:29:13 PM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield authorities have released the name of a driver killed when his vehicle crashed into a train car sitting on tracks in a rail yard.

The accident early Sunday also sent three teenagers to the hospital with critical injuries.

Police said Monday that a 2006 Ford Mustang driven by 23-year-old Christopher Peay, of Springfield, went off a city street and crossed onto a gravel rail yard owned by Burlington Northern. The car crossed one set of tracks before crashing into a rail car parked on another set of tracks.

Peay died Sunday morning at a Springfield hospital. The conditions of his three injured passengers were not available Monday.

 

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