One man was killed and about 30 railcars were derailed when a train struck a dump truck Friday afternoon
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, the train collided with a dump truck. Police say the driver of the dump truck tried to beat the train. The driver of the dump truck was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities have identified a dump truck driver killed when his vehicle was hit by a coal train in northeast Missouri, causing about 30 of the railcars to derail and spill their contents of the black ore.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 38-year-old Shanon Amerosa of Troy was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after the accident Friday near Foley in Lincoln County.
BNSF Railway spokesman Andy Williams said no one aboard the train that included two locomotives and more than 100 coal cars was injured.
BNSF told the patrol that cleanup could take two or three days.
Thirty cars have been derailed, according to the BSNF.