Truck Driver Dies After Colliding With Train in Monroe County

A semi truck driver is dead after colliding with a Norfolk Southern freight train outside of Madison, yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol the crash happened three miles east of Madison along US 24 East, when 65-year-old Russell W. Minnis, failed to stop the semi truck he was driving at the railroad crossing and was then hit by the incoming train.

A coroner pronounced Russell dead at the scene.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says the area will remain closed until further notice.

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