A man died Saturday evening after his car was struck by a train in Simpson County, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green.
Eric L. Webb, 23, of Franklin, was operating a 2011 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Peden Mill Road in Simpson County, a news release from KSP said the preliminary investigation showed.
Webb’s vehicle approached a railroad crossing with crossing gates down. Webb attempted to drive around the crossing gate but was unable to clear the intersection before being struck by a CSX train, according to the release. KSP was notified at 6:21 p.m. by the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department.
Webb was pronounced dead at the scene by the Simpson County coroner.
The investigation continues, and no further information was available Sunday.