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UPDATE: DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (10/11/19) — Daviess County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the truck driver who escaped injury after his tractor-trailer got stuck on a railroad crossing in the path of an oncoming train.

Central Dispatch reports U.S. 60-W near Stanley has reopened to traffic. However, Wimsatt and Griffith Station Road was still closed at 4:10 p.m. today.

After investigating, deputies determined the driver, John Ellington of Warren, Ohio, was in a 2017 Freightliner semi moving northbound along Wimsatt Road. The landing gear became lodged 11:21 a.m. as the truck was crossing the railroad tracks at the intersection of Griffith Station Road.

The train, operated by a CSX engineer, struck the semi, separating the empty trailer being towed, according to the report.

Ellington was able to get out of the cab prior to the collision to escape injury, DCSO reported.

Daviess County and Stanley fire departments assisted along with CSX investigators and Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (10/11/19) — Daviess County Sheriff’s Office reported 11:56 a.m. that U.S. 60 near Stanley is blocked.

Owensboro-Daviess County Central Dispatch indicated per DCSO Sgt. Freels, there was a collision involving a CSX train and semi at the crossing.

There were no reported injuries related to the incident. That section of road will be blocked for an unknown period of time today.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokeswoman Keirsten Jaggers additionally reports the train has derailed, resulting in the closure of both directions along U.S. 60 on the west side of Stanley.

Jaggers recommends drivers use the Audubon Parkway until further notice.

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