Man dead after train crash in Limestone County

State Troopers say a train hit a car in Limestone County, killing one person.

Posted: May 9, 2019 9:44 AM
Updated: May 9, 2019 4:12 PM

An Athens man, 33-year-old Luis Cruz, is dead after a train hit a car in Limestone County.

Alabama State Troopers said the crash happened at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday at the crossing on Laughmiller Road, two miles south of Athens. According to officials, the train was heading northbound and hit the car as it attempted to cross the tracks. 

Troopers say Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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