A car-train accident in Greene County on Tuesday killed the car’s driver. The identity of the victim has not been released by the Iowa State Patrol. The accident happened shortly before eight Tuesday morning a mile east of Ralston on B Avenue.
The driver of a 1999 Buick LeSabre was heading northbound when it failed to stop for the eastbound Union Pacific train. The train then hit the driver’s door of the car causing the vehicle to go off into the northeast ditch and burst into flames.
The body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy. The accident remains under investigation by the State Patrol.