A man from Wyarno driving a Chevy Silverado crashed into a train last night that crosses a state highway about seven miles east of Sheridan in Sheridan County. 43-year-old Daniel D. Twohy died at the scene. The crash report was released this morning by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
According to the report, the driver crashed into the train, at dusk, a few minutes before 6 o'clock, where it crosses Highway 336. It was described as a double track marked railroad crossing.
Authorities say the railroad crossing lights and bell were activated as the coal train crossed the highway, but the driver, who was eastbound, made no attempt to brake and slammed into the side of the train, striking the 73rd railroad car. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
The vehicle came to a stop in the middle of the highway, and the train continued on, because the engineer did not know it had been hit. Upon investigation, officials discovered that the collision caused a partial derailment of the railroad car that was struck.
The highway was closed for about two hours, according to the patrol report, and the highway was dry and weather clear at the time of the crash.