Oxford man injured in truck-train accident near Homestead
An Oxford man lost control on an icy road and collided with a moving train Tuesday, Jan. 5, on the Iowa-Johnson County Road a mile and a half east of Homestead.
According to the Iowa State Patrol accident report, Dustin Davidson, 29, was southbound on the Iowa-Johnson County Raod in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup at approximately 4:55 p.m. As Davidson approached the intersection with the Iowa Interstate Railroad crossing, Davidson failed to stop. He struck engine number one as the train went through the intersection. Davidson’s vehicle came to rest in the west ditch.
Charges are pending an investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.
Davidson was extricated from the vehicle and transported to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics by AirCare. No report on Davidson’s condition is available.
The operator of the train was Stanley Thomas, Newton.
Also responding to the accident were the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department, the Iowa County Ambulance Service, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, the Amana Fire Department and the Oxford Fire Department.
UPDATED January 7, 2010 2:40 PM