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Livingston man dies in train crash
Polk County Enterprise - June 2009
BY VALERIE REDDELL
LIVINGSTON —A white pickup driven by James Hindsman, 25, of Livingston was westbound on Sherman Street at about 1:05 p.m when he crossed the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, the truck was struck by a train and the impact pushed the vehicle from the street into the back of the Richard Pawn Shop Building, according to preliminary reports by the Livingston Police Department. The engine of the train stopped two blocks south of the crash site. Firefi ghters used the Jaws of Life to extricate Hindsman from the wreckage.
Crews from Ameri- Care EMS began advanced trauma life support measures at the scene then took him to Memorial Medical Center-Livingston. Livingston Police Department spokesman Lt. Matt Parrish said Hindsman was pronounced dead at 1:47 p.m. In addition to LPD’s ongoing investigation by Offi cer Rob Adkins, special agents with the Union Pacifi c Police Department and Burlington Northern have examined the crash site.
The railroad crossing has no barrier protection — although city offi cials have recently begun discussions of what steps would be necessary to install a cross-arm barrier at the Sherman St. crossing. The train was cleared from the crash scene at 4:21 p.m. Friday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston.