MORE WEST VIRGINIA NEWS
West Virginia News
News from region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!
1 dead as log truck collides with sightseeing train carrying dozens atop scenic W.Va. mountain
Reported by: Associated Press
Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:42 AM EDT
Authorities say crossing signals were still flashing when they arrived at the scene of a fatal collision between a log truck and sightseeing train.
Officials say the driver who was pronounced dead at the site apparently ran through the crossing signals.
The accident occurred during prime leaf-watching season in the heavily forested eastern part of the state.
Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady says two of the train's passenger cars flipped on their sides after impact at a rail crossing on a mountain highway, and the log truck was a "total loss."