The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

June 13, 2013

UPDATE: Tractor-trailer driver recovering following train collision in Athens

By Jean Cole
jean@athensnews-courier.com

— The driver of a tractor-trailer is recovering today following a collision Thursday afternoon with a train on the CSX railroad tracks at Roy Long Road in Athens.

Mitchell Carl Thomas, 53, of Salem Minor Hill Road in Lester, was treated at Athens-Limestone Hospital by Athens Limestone Ambulance Service, Police Chief Floyd Johnson said. Witnesses to the scene told officers the truck pulled in front of the train around 3:30 p.m.