Virginia State Police have identified the truck driver involved in a crash with a passenger train in New Kent that happened Friday.
Jean-Kyle Maurice Chittum, 30, of Dunnsville, Va., has been charged with failure to obey a stop sign, police say.
Chittum was attempting to cross a railway crossing when a train collided with his vehicle Friday morning in the 13700 block of Rockahock Road. Chittum was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. No one aboard the train was hurt.
The crossing didn’t have emergency equipment, but did have stop signs on either side of the crossing, according to a Virginia State Police news release.
8:05 p.m., Friday
A passenger train collided with a truck hauling a trailer Friday morning in New Kent. While the truck driver sustained minor injuries, no one was killed in the crash.
Virginia State Police responded to a vehicle crash that involved a train at around 11:16 a.m. in the 13700 block of Rockahock Road. A Ford work truck hauling a trailer attempted to cross a railroad crossing southbound on Rockahock Road when the truck was hit by an Amtrak passenger train, according to a state police news release.
The train hit the truck toward the rear of the vehicle on the passenger side and flipped the truck onto its roof. The train didn’t derail. A mobile home sustained damage and another vehicle was damaged by flying debris, according to the release.
The driver, a 30-year-old man of Dunnsville, Va., suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. The train had 80 people on it, four of them crew members. None of the train’s occupants were hurt, police say.
The track in the location of the crash is now closed because the train is disabled. Charges are pending and the crash is under investigation.
Jack Jacobs, 757-298-6007, firstname.lastname@example.org, @jajacobs_