Cumberland Times-News

December 24, 2013

Train clips stuck vehicle

Michael A. Sawyers
Cumberland Times-News

— KEYSER, W.Va. — The driver of a pickup truck was injured Tuesday morning when a train clipped the front end of his vehicle that was stuck on the rails near Faulk’s Junkyard along Waxler Road, according to Keyser Fire Chief Taylor Stewart.

“We were called out at 4:44 (a.m.),” Stewart said. “We removed the patient from the pickup. He wasn’t entrapped.”

Mineral County Sheriff Jeremy Taylor said Dustin James Turbin, 26, Willow Springs, N.C., was traveling along the tracks when the pickup became lodged with its front end across the tracks.

A CSX train headed to Grafton hit the 2014 Toyota Tacoma as Turbin was attempting to dislodge it.

Keyser EMS transported the driver to Potomac Valley Hospital. There were no passengers.

Stewart said the driver’s injuries appeared to be minor and that he observed minimum damage to the train, which stopped a short distance from the accident scene.

Turbin has been charged with trespassing. Investigation continues by the sheriff and the CSX Railroad Police.