W.Va. Passenger Train, Truck Collide; Driver ID'ed 10/12/13
October 12, 2013
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities have identified the driver who died after his logging truck collided with a passenger train at a crossing in West Virginia.
Chief Buster Varner of the Bartow-Frank-Durbin Volunteer Fire Department says Danny Lee Kimble Sr. of Frank was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday's accident along U.S. Route 250. Varner says he spoke to Kimble's son Saturday morning.
The train carrying 63 sightseers and four crew members was on a fall foliage trek about 160 miles east of Charleston. Two passenger cars flipped on their sides after impact.
Spokeswoman Tracy Fath of Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins says one person remained at the hospital Saturday. Four others were transferred to a Morgantown hospital and their status was unavailable Saturday.