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November 2017 Train Fatal

Crews remove a vehicle Wednesday after it was involved in an crash with a train at the crossing at Helm Road south of De Soto.

An 18-year-old is dead after a vehicle collided with an Amtrak train north of Carbondale Wednesday.

According to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Cody L. Robertson, 18, of Marion, died after he drove westbound through the railroad crossing near the intersection of U.S. 51 North and Helm Road, and his vehicle was struck by a southbound Amtrak train.

Deputies responded to the crash around 11:52 a.m. Wednesday at the railroad crossing, about two miles south of De Soto. 

Robertson was pronounced dead on the scene.

The release states the Amtrak train sustained some damage, but no injuries were reported by the train's passengers or crew.

There is a yield sign at the crossing, but no crossing arms.

The sheriff's office continues to investigate.


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Isaac Smith is a reporter covering Franklin and Williamson counties.

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