MONROE COUNTY, Mo. – A semi-truck driver is dead after smashing into a train at a crossing in rural Missouri.
According to a crash reporter filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened Sunday afternoon on Highway 24, approximately two miles east of Madison.
A 2017 Freightliner was traveling eastbound on the highway when the driver, identified as Russell Minnis, failed to stop at the crossing and hit a Norfolk Southern locomotive.
Minnis, of Higbee, Missouri, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:30 p.m. He was 65.
No one on the train was injured.
The railroad crossing was equipped with a crossbar, bell, and warning light, according to the crash report.