Car-Train Crash Takes Life of Southeast Missouri Man

APRIL 14, 2004 - Posted at 7:46 a.m. CDT

BLOOMFIELD, MO - A southeast Missouri man is dead after an accident at a railroad crossing in Stoddard County.

The Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Lee Anthony of Dexter died early yesterday afternoon when he drove his vehicle under a crossing arm and was struck by a Union Pacific train.

The crash happened where State Route E crosses the tracks, just east of Bloomfield.

Anthony was pronounced dead at the scene.

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