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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Newport car/train crash
A Newport man escaped injury Tuesday evening when his car was struck by a Norfolk Southern train at a Newport railroad crossing. James Stepp, 75, Bowman Drive, Newport, told Newport Sgt. Derek Wright the 7:52 pm incident occurred when as he crossed the tracks at the end of Tabor Street, his 2007 Honda became stuck on the tracks. Stepp said he didn't call 911, and as he sat in his car, he saw the train approaching. The driver says he jumped from his car, which was hit in the rear end by the train. The auto was pushed down the tracks till it hit a parked Nissan truck owned by Jerry Hensley of Tabor Street. The Stepp vehicle then continued on through a yard before it struck a tree. Although Stepp said he was not injured, police say he seemed somewhat confused and so First Call EMS took him to the Newport Medical Center for an evaluation.

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