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Kelsey Man Dead in Accident with Train ID'd

Posted at: 02/13/2013 10:52 AM
Updated at: 02/13/2013 4:14 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
ahoglund@wdio.com

nullA 28-year-old Kelsey man is dead after an his SUV collided with a stopped train, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.

The victim's name is Adam John Sharp. Authorities said he was on his way to work at the time of the crash.

According to a news release issued by Sgt. Wade Rasch, authorities responded to a reported car versus train accident on Arkola Road in Kelsey Township around 6 o'clock Wednesday morning. He said the accident happened at the BNSF railroad crossing near the intersection of Arkola and Parssinen Roads, which is west of Cotton.

Sgt. Rasch said the train was stopped with mechanical problems, blocking the intersection. He said an SUV driven by Sharp was driving eastbound on Arkola Road in heavy fog when he drove into the side of the train. The railroad crossing is marked with a stop sign, but no flashing light or stop arm.

First aid, including CPR, was performed by citizens at the scene and by medical personnel, however, Sharp was pronounced dead at the scene, Sgt. Rasch said.

The incident is under investigation.