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One person killed after train and tow truck crash in Bessemer

 

BESSEMER, Ala. (WBMA) — The driver of a rollback wrecker tow truck was killed in a crash with a CSX train on Carolina Avenue on Thursday afternoon, according to the Bessemer Police Department.

 

Police said the tow truck was only occupied by the driver at the time of the incident.

 

 

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77-year-old Bessemer man killed when train and tow truck collide

 

BESSEMER, Ala. (WBMA) — The driver of a rollback wrecker tow truck was killed in a crash with a CSX train on Carolina Avenue on Thursday afternoon, according to the Bessemer Police Department.

 

77-year-old Ronald Paul Whitely of Bessemer was only person in the truck at the time of the crash.

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Rest easy Brother.. We will drag those chains from here.

I am curious as to how he ended up getting struck by the Train. Was he loading one near the crossing Or did he not take a good enough look before crossing over? How fast was the locomotive travelling? 

Those un-gated crossings can be real dangerous if moderate speed trains use that line. We have a good amount of un-gated crossings in the city but there is a STRICT 5mph train speed limit in that area. you can see and hear them coming Long before they approach the apron. Yet, there are still plenty of morons around here that try to beat the locomotives all the time. 

PROFESSIONAL TOWING & RECOVERY IS NOT JUST A JOB.. IT IS A LIFESTYLE

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