Train wreck kills 80-year-old truck driver

1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, November 26 2016 Nov 26, 2016 Saturday, November 26, 2016 8:20:00 PM CST November 26, 2016 in Top Stories
By: Zachary Reger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MONROE COUNTY — A train hit an 80-year-old man's truck Saturday afternoon, killing the driver and totaling his vehicle, according to an online traffic crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A coroner pronounced the truck driver, Stanley Thurman of Paris, dead over an hour after the wreck, according to the report. Thurman was reportedly wearing a seatbelt.

The report says Thurman failed to yield to the train while traveling south on County Road 235, one mile west of Paris. The train hit the truck just after 1 p.m., knocking it to the side of the railroad tracks.

 

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