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Man dies after driving into path of train

WEST PLAINS, MO (AP) - An 85-year-old man has died after driving into the path of an oncoming train in southern Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as Jesse E. Flowers of West Plains. The patrol says Flowers drove around railroad stop arms Saturday while cross arm lights were flashing and the bell was sounding.

The patrol says the oncoming train struck Flowers' pickup truck, causing the vehicle to roll. Flowers was ejected.

The Howell County coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.
     
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