Danville man injured in pickup/train wreckPublished 11:59am Friday, June 14, 2013
A Danville man was seriously injured when his late model pickup truck and a CSX freight train collided at the Second Street crossing in Falkville Friday morning.
The victim, who was ejected from his truck, was identified as O. B. Owens, former Danville football coach and Falkville High School principal.
He was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital by a med-evac helicopter.
The accident occurred at approximately 11:20 a.m. as Owens was driving east and the train was headed north. The train’s impact caved in the passenger side of the pickup and knocked it about 50 feet from the crossing.
The crossing has warning signals but no gates.
Falkville police and CSX officials investigated the accident.