Forgot Password

Not a Member? Sign up here!

Local News

Fatalities identified in Rush County car - train crash

Two occupants of a car that were killed in an early Sunday morning collision with a train have been identified.


The driver, William B. Sanders, 24, and passenger, Wes A. Emerson, 21, of Knightstown, were declared dead at the scene of the crash on Rush County Road 700 West in Arlington.


The Rush County coroner advised that both died of blunt force trauma from the collision.


The Rush County Sheriff's Office says that a review of the on-board Amtrak camera showed that a Ford Fusion disregarded the crossing arms, which were operational at the time and in the down position.  The car was struck by the train that was traveling approximately 60 m.p.h.


There were no injuries to the 11 members of the train's crew or its 89 passengers.


Original release

Two people were killed in a Rush County car - train accident.


The Rush County Sheriff's Department recdived calls of the crash in Arlington about 2 a.m. Sunday.  The occupants of the vehicle were killed in the crash.  No names have been released as of this report.


There were no injuries to anyone on the train.


The Rush County Sheriff's Department Fatal Accident Crash Team is investigating.