Train, Pickup Collide At Co. Rd. 24; no injuries
Update: The Fulton County Sheriff Department has released the name of the owner and driver of a pickup truck that was struck by a train at 2:45 am, Wednesday morning, Aug. 15.
She is identified as Chelsy Dohm, 20, rural Stryker.
The FCSD report states Dohm was traveling south on Co. Rd. 24 and drove around barricades at the closed Norfolk Southern railroad crossing. The pickup became stuck at the entrance to the railroad crossing.
Dohm exited the vehicle, and then the pickup was struck by a westbound train. She was not injured.
While early reports indicated there was more than one occupant in the pickup, the FCSD report makes no mention of any passengers.
Dohm was cited by deputies for driving on a closed road and improper crossing of railroad tracks.-Updated 8.16, 11:40 am
A Norfolk Southern train collided with a pickup truck at the Co. Rd. 24 crossing about 2:45 am, Wednesday morning, Aug. 15.
Tracey Zuver, a Fulton County Sheriff Department sergeant, said the driver of the pickup drove around signs indicating the crossing was closed, and the pickup got stuck.
The occupants got out of the vehicle before the train, traveling slowly through the area, struck the disabled pickup. Damage to the pickup was relatively light, and there were no injuries, Zuver said.
More details as they become available.–Posted 8.15, 12:35 pm