• May 20, 2022

One Killed in Truck, Train Accident on Veil Avenue in Durant, IA

Durant, IA -- May 13, 2022, one person was killed as the result of an accident where a train crashed into a commercial truck along Veil Avenue.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:38 a.m. east of town. The exact cause of the crash is unclear at this time. Authorities said only that a semi-truck was on the tracks when a train slammed into it.

The driver of the truck went to an area hospital, but their injuries ultimately proved fatal. At this time, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Truck, Train Accident on Veil Avenue in Durant

With situations like this, it's easy for folks to jump to conclusions. After all, there aren't many ways a train hits a truck without the truck being at fault. However, someone lost their life here. That alone should warrant every possible step to get the full story.

Truck, Train Accident Veil Avenue Durant, IA

As unlikely as some factors may be, they still need to be investigated. Were there broken or defective crossing guards or signals? Is there a lack of signage to warn trucks about bottoming out? Is there overgrowth blocking drivers' views that the local government needs to address? Was there something unusual like a mechanical defect that led to the truck being on the tracks? As I said, it's not about what is or isn't likely. It's about making sure a victim's loved ones know they're getting the full story.

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