Ind. man killed when tractor turns in front of train

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VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — State police say a man was killed when he turned a farm tractor in front of an approaching train in southwestern Indiana.

The crash happened Tuesday evening a few miles north of Vincennes. Police say 67-year-old Basil Patrick of Vincennes was driving the tractor on an access road that runs alongside a rail line and turned to cross the tracks as the freight train approached from behind him.

Police say the collision knocked the tractor from the tracks and Patrick was thrown off. He waspronounced dead at the scene. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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