One man is dead following a train collision

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FRANKLIN, Ky. – On Saturday, the Kentucky State Police Post responded to a fatal collision involving a train.

According to a press release, 23-year-old Eric L. Webb of Franklin was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Impala on Peden Mill Road in Simpson County. 

Webb’s vehicle approached a railroad crossing with crossing gates down, according to the release.

According to the release, Webb attempted to drive around the crossing gate but was unable to clear the intersection before being struck by a CSX train.  

Eric L. Webb was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by the Simpson County Coroner.

The investigation is ongoing.