Driver identified in deadly crash south of Bernie, MO involving - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Driver identified in deadly crash south of Bernie, MO involving train, garbage truck

Train collides with truck near Bernie, MO (Source: viewer photo) Train collides with truck near Bernie, MO (Source: viewer photo)
There is no information on injuries in this crash (Source: viewer photo) There is no information on injuries in this crash (Source: viewer photo)
(Source: Rob Foote/KFVS) (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)
(Source: Rob Foote/KFVS) (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)
(Source: Rob Foote/KFVS) (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)
BERNIE, MO (KFVS) -

A man died after train collided with a garbage truck in southeast Missouri on Tuesday morning, March 13.

Officials said it happened around 7:50 a.m. on Zimmerman Lane, east of Highway 25 south of Bernie, Mo.

A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper on the scene said the truck and train collided on the tracks.

According to Sgt. Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash was deadly.

A crash report from the highway patrol shows the driver of the garbage truck, Kenneth L. Simpson, 50, of Poplar Bluff, was going southbound when he failed to yield to the Union Pacific train headed westbound.

 According to the report, Simpson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was taken by EMS to a Dexter hospital where he later died.

The train conductor, Ulysses S. Grant, 56, of Little Rock, Arkansas, had minor injuries.

Crossbucks were in use at the time of the crash. 

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Small plane crashes in Baxter Co., 1 injured

    Small plane crashes in Baxter Co., 1 injured

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:46:33 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 8:08 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:08:00 GMT
    One person was injured in a small plane crash over the weekend in Baxter County. (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)One person was injured in a small plane crash over the weekend in Baxter County. (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)
    One person was injured in a small plane crash over the weekend in Baxter County. (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)One person was injured in a small plane crash over the weekend in Baxter County. (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)

    One person was injured in a small plane crash over the weekend in Baxter County.

    One person was injured in a small plane crash over the weekend in Baxter County.

  • Man airlifted in serious condition after motorcycle crash

    Man airlifted in serious condition after motorcycle crash

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-06-18 10:55:34 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:19:40 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A helicopter took a Dexter, MO man to a St. Louis hospital Sunday afternoon.

    A helicopter took a Dexter, MO man to a St. Louis hospital Sunday afternoon.

  • Bay man died in motorcycle crash

    Bay man died in motorcycle crash

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:48 AM EDT2018-06-18 10:48:20 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:00 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:00:40 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A man died in a Craighead County crash Sunday afternoon.

    A man died in a Craighead County crash Sunday afternoon.

Powered by Frankly