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[ISP] Crash Involving Train and Farm Tractor Kills Vincennes Man
Start Date: 5/6/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 5/6/2014
Entry Description

Knox County – Tuesday night at approximately 7:09, Indiana State Police and Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal crash involving a CSX train and a farm tractor near Old US 41 and Ivers Road.

Preliminary investigation revealed Basil (Ed) Patrick, 67, of Vincennes, was operating a farm tractor southbound on an access road that was parallel to the railroad tracks near Ivers Road. A CSX train was traveling southbound behind the farm tractor. Patrick failed to notice the train behind him and turned right onto a lane and into the train’s path. The impact knocked the farm tractor off the tracks and Patrick was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Knox County Coroner. The investigation is continuing.

• Basil (Ed) Patrick, 67, 1782 South Lower Hart Street, Vincennes, IN (Family has been notified)

Investigating Officer: Trooper Brad Mull, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agency: Knox County Sheriff’s Office


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