Indiana - man killed in train-truck crash

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    A 54-year-old truck driver from Harrison County, Ind., was killed Wednesday when his flat-bed rig was hit by a freight train just off U.S. 31 outside Sellersburg.

    The northbound train crushed the cab, dragging it for several hundred feet and eventually pinning it beneath a second, stationary train outside the Essroc cement plant.

    The driver was identified as Sherman S. Simmons, 54, of Corydon, said Chuck Whittaker, a Clark County deputy coroner.

    Lt. Racheal Lee of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department said the truck driver, who also was headed northbound, apparently failed to see the approaching train.

    The railroad crossing off U.S. 31 at the cement plant is not marked with a flashing signal or a traffic arm.

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