Update [January 13, 2014]: Richard Furry, 49, was identified as the semi-truck driver who was killed in this accident. According to a news update, Furry’s truck had apparently lost control as it crossed over the train tracks and went off the roadway, getting stuck on the railway. Furry wasn’t able to get out of the truck in time to avoid an approaching train.
Madison, GA — The driver of a semi-truck was killed in Madison, which is east of Atlanta, after being hit by a train on Sunday evening, January 5. Police haven’t identified the driver yet, but said that the accident happened at the railroad’s intersection with Hightower Road near Dixie Highway.
It appears that the semi-truck was crossing the tracks without a trailer in tow when an eastbound train struck it. The impact killed the driver immediately and he was the only person in the cab.
The train crossing intersection didn’t have any crossing arms, but did have a stop sign. The accident is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol.
Scene of the Accident