Truck driver escapes train crash but dies at scene

Thursday, July 31, 2008 | 9:56 p.m. CDT

PACIFIC — A truck driver escaped from his rig before a train hit it but died at the scene from a medical condition.

Sgt. Al Nothum with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said a truck got stuck on train tracks in the eastern Missouri community of Pacific around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The 70-year-old truck driver, David Willoughby of Leslie, apparently got out of the vehicle before the crash, but suffered a medical condition, and died at the scene. His semi was then hit by a train. No one on the train reported injuries.



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