Pickup split in half by freight train


A pickup truck was split in half by a 7,561-ton CSX freight train at a crossing in Elkridge yesterday, but no one was seriously injured.

The accident occurred at 3:30 p.m. on the tracks at Hanover Road near Race Road.

The truck's driver, Karl David Kelley, 29, of the 6400 block of Hawthorne Ave. in Elkridge, was arrested on a number of charges, including driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended or revoked license and failure to obey railroad crossing signals.

The 60-car train was en route to Baltimore from Tampa, Fla., when it struck the truck. Two trains were delayed while cleanup crews removed the wreckage.

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