Area Man Victim In Collision
Shenandoah Driver’s Car Hit By Amtrak
Posted: November 20, 2012
HARRISONBURG — A Shenandoah man was killed Friday after a train struck his car in Fauquier County.
James E. Wood, 54, died at the scene of the crash just before 5 p.m. in the 11200 block of Remington Road, according to a statement from the Virginia State Police.
Police say Wood was driving a 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier when he began to cross the railroad tracks and was hit by an Amtrak passenger train traveling from Charlottesville to Washington, D.C.
None of the 200 passengers on board the Amtrak was injured in the collision.
The crossing where the incident occurred is uncontrolled and has only a stop sign and crossing sign posted, with no control arm or flashing lights, the statement says.
The crash remains under investigation.
Wood worked as a truck driver with Superior Trucking in Gainesville for the past 10 years, according to his obituary, which was published in today’s Daily News-Record.
Surviving are his wife, Debbie Sue Shifflett Wood; son Jared Wood and girlfriend Kristen Dean; granddaughter Kaylen Dean; and a cousin, who was like a son, Scott Lam, the obituary says.
Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton is handing arrangements.
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