In this photo provided by the Pocahontas Times, crews work at the site where a truck carrying logs down Cheat Mountain on U.S. Route 250 crashed into the side of a train taking passengers on a scenic tour in rural Randolph County, W.Va., on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. [auth] The crash killed one person and injured more than 60 others, according to emergency services officials. (AP Photo/The Pocahontas Times, Geoff Hamill)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a loaded log truck that collided with a train carrying 63 passengers and four crewmembers on a West Virginia sightseeing trip is the lone fatality in an accident that hurt 23 others.
Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady said two of the train’s passenger cars flipped on their sides after impact, the log truck was a “total loss” and its driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Tracy Fath, a spokeswoman for Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, provided audio of Brady’s joint news conference with hospital officials to The Associated Press.
She said six of the 23 injured were admitted to hospitals in serious condition and two in stable condition.