An deadly train accident early Thursday morning is said to have been the Thorsby area’s sixth train-vehicle wreck in just two years, according to The Birmingham News.
Eight men were riding in a van when they collided with a 38-car CSX train that was hauling automobiles and had two locomotives. Residents and others say the railroad crossing was missing an arm of the “X” and had a damaged sign.
The van was crushed by the collision’s impact and rolled into a ditch. Four of the people in the van were killed in the crash and others were injured.
This was the sixth vehicle-train accident to occur within a 1.5 mile area that includes three crossings; and it was also the second vehicle-train accident that caused deaths.
The Legal Examiner and our Affiliate Network strive to be the place you look to for news, context, and more, wherever your life intersects with the law.