Franklin, KY. (January 9, 2020) – On Saturday, January 9th at 06:21 PM, the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green was contacted by the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department and requested to respond to a fatal collision involving a train.
A preliminary investigation revealed that 23 year-old Eric L. Webb of Franklin was operating a 2011 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Peden Mill Road in Simpson County. Webb’s vehicle approached a railroad crossing with crossing gates down. Webb attempted to drive around the crossing gate but was unable to clear the intersection before being impacted by a CSX train. Eric L. Webb was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by the Simpson County Coroner.
The investigation continues and is currently being led by Trooper Mike Wathen. He was assisted on scene by the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department, Simpson County EMS, Simpson County Coroner’s Office, Franklin-Simpson Fire Department, and other KSP personnel. No further information is available for release at this time.
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