Zionsville Times Sentinel

February 26, 2014

Lights, barriers to be installed at rural Jamestown rail crossing

By Rod Rose For the Times Sentinel
Zionsville Times Sentinel

---- — JAMESTOWN — Warning lights and barrier gates at a Jamestown railroad crossing where a pickup was hit by a train Wednesday, Feb. 19, are due to be installed this summer. Matthew Graham, 24, Jamestown, was westbound on CR 800 S approaching U.S. 136 at the eastern edge of Jamestown when he drove into the path of a 79-car CSX Transportation freight train about 11:30 a.m. Boone County Sheriff Deputy John Ford said Graham ignored a stop sign and railroad warning signs at the crossing. Graham was taken to Eskenazi Health Hospital in Indianapolis to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. CR 800 S crosses the tracks at a severe angle; it is marked only by stop signs and railroad intersection signs. David Jackson, who farms near Jamestown, said in a telephone call that the rail crossing now is “dangerous as hell.” See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.