A semi-truck driven by a man from Higbee, Missouri crashed into a train on Sunday afternoon. The man died at the scene.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that at 2:45 p.m., 65-year-old Russell Minnis was driving his Freightliner two miles east of Madison, Mo., on Missouri Highway 24.
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Minnis didn’t stop when he should have at the railroad crossing, so he hit the train. The crossing had a pole, a bell, and a light to warn people.
On the spot, Minnis was said to be dead. During the crash, the train went off the track.
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The authorities say that cleaning up after the train wreck will take a few days. On Monday, crews from Norfolk Southern Railroad were cleaning up the mess and fixing broken parts of the track.
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