Authorities in southwestern Iowa say an Omaha man has died from injuries he suffered earlier this week when the truck he was driving was hit by a train. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says Everett Veasley died Thursday afternoon at an Omaha Hospital.
The 62-year-old was flown to the hospital after the dump truck he was driving was struck by a Union Pacific train Monday afternoon near Crescent. Officials say Veasley had been attempting to cross an intersection near Interstate 29 when the accident occurred. The railroad crossing signals and traffic control devices were functioning at the time.
Danker said his deputies weren’t able to speak with Veasley before he died and they don’t know why he didn’t hear or see the train coming.