Topic: Railroad Accidents
The Southeast Missourian has reported that Scotty Davis was killed in a railroad crossing accident near Campbell, Missouri.
CAMPBELL, Mo. — A 44-year-old Campbell man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a train at 9:45 a.m. Saturday on Dunklin County Road 231, three miles northeast of Campbell.
Davis was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:26 a.m. by Dunklin County Deputy Coroner James Towell. Davis is the 60th fatality in Troop E this year.
Davis was traveling southbound in a 1996 Buick when his vehicle was struck by a GE locomotive at a railroad crossing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Davis’s family. This train crash is a tragic reminder of the dangers of railroad crossings.
There have been several tragic railroad crossing crashes in recent months — many due to defects and problems with the crossings themselves.
There were reports in New Jersey of railroad crossing signal malfunctions that caused warning lights to go off when no train was present. These malfunctions lead to train collisions.
Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad (BNSF) was fined $4 million for lying to a Minnesota court and attempting to cover up its role in a tragic train crossing crash that killed four people.
Missouri, Illinois and California all part of the top 10 deadliest states for railroad crashes.
The Southeast Missourian has reported that Scotty Davis was killed in a railroad crossing accident near Campbell, Missouri. You can learn more about how to protect yourself at railroad crossings at by visiting our railroad safety blog or