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No injuries in Montgomery Co. train wreck

A crash involving a train, passenger car, and semi tractor-trailer, occurred at Nucor Road and County Road 300 South. 


When the Montgomery County Sheriffs arrived, the roadway was closed off due to the train stopping after the collision. According to the preliminary investigation both the passenger car and the semi tractor-trailer were heading south on Nucor Road. The railroad crossing lights and arms activated due to the oncoming train and the car slowed. However, the car was struck from behind by the semi, resulting in both vehicles coming to rest partially on the train tracks. The CSX train struck both vehicles and the semi-trailer was shoved off the roadway and overturned, resulting in a large amount of scrap metal to be scattered on the roadway.


Douglas Keeling, 62, of Crawfordsville, was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry with one adult passenger. Driving the semi (a 2020 Peterbuilt, owned by Harvard Logistics LLC) was David Millard, 31, of Wisconsin. Millard was cited for failing to stop at a railroad crossing.


All of the vehicle occupants refused medical treatment at the scene.


The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Crawfordsville Police Department, Crawfordsville Fire Department, Indiana State Police, CSX Railroad Police, Emergency Management, Froedge's Towing, and Nucor Steel.