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Indiana State Police investigating car-train collision in Jackson County

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Posted at 1:11 AM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 17:37:47-04

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.

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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.

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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.