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Pickup collides with train cars east of Lexington, no injuries reported | KTIC Radio

Pickup collides with train cars east of Lexington, no injuries reported

Pickup collides with train cars east of Lexington, no injuries reported
Photo courtesy NTV News 9-18-16

Dawson County Deputies and other agencies were paged to a pickup-train collision Sunday at 1:43 p.m. about 6 miles east of Lexington. The pickup driver was eastbound on Highway 30, then turned south on Road 440, but the driver said the vehicle wouldn’t stop even though he put the brake pedal to the floor. The railroad crossing arms were down at the time. The driver then put the vehicle in reverse and the pickup hit two moving train cars before the vehicle was sput out of the train and came to rest on the west side of Road 440 in the ditch. None of the three occupants of the pickup was injured. The driver was wearing restraints, the front passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and the back middle passenger was wearing a lap belt. No airbags deployed. Union Pacific halted all westbound traffic for a time, while eastbound traffic was slowed as a precaution. The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office and Union Pacific are continuing to investigate the collision.

 

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