ISP investigating a fatal accident involving train, truck

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Posted on April 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 24 at 8:35 PM

(WHAS11) -- Indiana State Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a train and a truck.

The victim has been identified as Kenneth Alan Downey, 52, of Corydon, Ind. Authorities say he was a Ramsey Water Company employee and driving a utility truck at the time of the accident.

It happened off of State Road 64 on Crosby Street just after 2 p.m. State Police said witnesses told them Downey did stop at a stop sign near the crossing but proceeded into the path of the train.

“All the witnesses say they heard numerous horns from the train for a long period of time,” Trooper Chris Yates, Indiana State Police, said.

Michael Cundiff was working nearby at Rent a Tent and heard the crash. He ran to help, checking for a pulse.

“If we could help we were going to help, but there was nothing we could have done,” Cundiff said.
Downey was active in church and involved in Boy Scout troop 412. He was missed at their scheduled meeting on Tuesday night.

“He would want us to go on and he would want us to talk about it and take care of the boys,” Eric Yates, friend of victim, said.

Troopers said there were no cross bars or lights on the street where the accident happened. They noted that it is not uncommon for rural parts of a county, but they did say this might be something county leaders will look into.

 


 

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