116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Cedar Rapids man killed in crash with train identified
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man, killed Friday in Cedar County when the semi-trailer truck he was driving was hit by a train, has been identified as Todd W. Evans, 47.
An Iowa State Patrol crash report initially stated that two people had died in the crash, but the report has since been updated to say Evans was the only fatality.
The crash happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. in the 120 block of 115th Street near Lisbon. An eastbound Union Pacific freight train hit the driver’s side of the truck as it attempted to cross the tracks, the report states.
Lisbon/Mount Vernon Police, Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene, as did the Mechanicsville Fire Department and Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The rural crossing — which is positioned on a gentle curve in the track — does not have crossing gates or warning lights.
Comments: (319) 398-8328; email@example.com