Log Truck Driver Vs. Train

A log truck driver was killed when a train collided with his truck at a crossing with no active warning devices in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, on Monday.

Police say that 70-year-old Phillip Rivers was driving an empty logging truck west on Industrial Drive when he drove into the path of a southbound Union Pacific freight train. The train hit the truck on the passenger side, pushing it 4/10ths of a mile down the tracks.

The impact of the train ejected Rivers from the cab of the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Investigators say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The railroad crossing did not have any type of active warning signs like flashing lights or a gate, but there was a railroad crossing sign and a stop sign.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

No other injuries were reported.

On Sept. 24, 2014, a log truck driver was killed by a train in the same spot.

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Sources:
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