A man was flown to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Friday afternoon, after his truck was hit by a train in West Frankfort.
Police say they are still investigating the crash at the Elm Street crossing.
Authorities say the gates were down at the Elm Street crossing when a black Dodge Ram pickup truck passed at least two cars stopped at the crossing before driving around the gates and pulling into the path of the oncoming train.
The driver’s name has not been released. There’s no word on his condition.