CHEAT BRIDGE, W.Va. (SOURCE) — The driver in a deadly collision between a passenger train and a logging truck has been identified.
Danny Kimble of Durbin, W. Va., has been identified by the Pocahontas Times as the driver who was killed in the eastern county crash that injured at least 60 others.
The accident happened about 2 p.m. Friday on U.S. 250 at the top of Cheat Mountain, said James Wise, the director of the Office of Emergency Services and 911 in Randolph County. Two of the passenger cars were toppled.
The accident happened about 2 p.m. Friday on U.S. 250, according to James Wise, director of the Office of Emergency Services and 911 in Randolph County. The road was closed indefinitely. Google
U.S. 250 between Huttonsville and Durbin will be closed indefinitely while emergency crews clean up the wreck, Wise said.
Wise said the logging truck was from Bartow, and that the vintage rail cars are part of the Cheat Mountain Salamander, a tourist train operated by the West Virginia Central Railroad.