UPDATE | According to a press release sent by Indiana State Police, the driver of a black 2018 Nissan passenger car that collided with a train in Jackson County Monday evening, died early Tuesday morning as a result of injuries he sustained in the collision.
Dawson A. Vest, 21, of Austin, Indiana was driving when he entered a railroad crossing in the path of a CSX train on County Road 775 South, west of US 31 near the Jackson/Scott County Line around 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The collision caused Vest's car to roll and he was ejected from the vehicle. He was airlifted to a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Vest died from his injuries shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday.
An investigation into the wreck is ongoing.
CROTHERSVILLE — Indiana State Police are investigating following a car versus train collision that happened near the Jackson/Scott County Line Monday evening.
In a press release sent by Indiana State Police, the collision occurred around 6:30, resulting in the driver of the car being airlifted with life-threatening injuries.
An initial investigation determined that a black 2018 Nissan passenger car, driven by Dawson A. Vest, 21, of Austin, Indiana was traveling westbound on County Road 775 South, west of US 31.
For reasons unknown, Vest’s vehicle entered a railroad crossing into the path of a CSX train heading northbound. The train collided with the driver’s side of the car causing the car to roll and ejected Vest from the vehicle.
Vest was air lifted to a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky to be treated for injuries sustained in the wreck.