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Possibly suicidal RV driver collides with train in Reno

December 18, 2018
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CORRECTS STREET NAME TO WOODLAND, NOT WOODLAWN - Union Pacific Railroad employees inspect the scene of a collision between a train and a recreational vehicle at 4th St. and Woodland Ave. in west Reno, Nev. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The driver of a recreational vehicle who may have been suicidal collided with a freight train on the west edge of Reno and was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Reno police said no one else was hurt when the eastbound Union Pacific train hit the RV shortly before noon Tuesday near West 4th Street.

Officer Travis Warren says the driver whose name has not been released apparently drove around the crossing guard before the RV was struck by the train.

He told the Reno Gazette-Journal officers had been trying to locate the driver earlier after receiving information he was suicidal.

The train did not derail but Woodland Avenue was closed near West 4th and train traffic was delayed while a detour was established on a secondary line.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

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