A truck driver from Higbee has been killed after Sunday afternoon’s collision and train derailment near Madison in mid-Missouri’s Monroe County. Madison is about 43 miles northeast of Columbia and is east of Moberly.
Our news partner KMIZ’s Joshua Blount is on-scene this morning, and reports Highway 24 near Madison remains closed at this hour.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s crash report says 65-year-old Russell Minnis failed to stop at a railroad crossing on Highway 24 and struck the Norfolk Southern train. The Patrol crash report says the crossing was equipped with a crossbar, bell and warning light.
Troopers say Minnis was pronounced dead at the scene by the Monroe County coroner. The train’s driver was not injured.