Westville Man Killed In Collision With Train

Friday, August 4th 2017, 11:39 am
By: News On 6

A 27-year-old man is dead after a collision with a train Friday morning in Westville. Police said Patrick Tyler Eason was on his way to work when his truck was hit by a Kansas City Southern train while crossing the tracks.

It happened on East 700 Road, known locally as Cemetery Road, a news release states.

The Westville Police Department was notified of the fatality crash at 8:14 a.m. Friday, August 4.

Police said Eason was westbound when he collided with the train. His pickup was pushed southbound on the tracks for several yards before coming to a stop on its side.

The Westville resident was partially ejected from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene. He wasn't wearing a seatbelt, police said.