Troopers: Man Who Struck Train At Train Crossing Cited For DUI

Dagsboro – Just after 11:00 am, yesterday, Monday, October 8, 2018, Troopers with the Delaware State Police were dispatched to Dagsboro Road at Train Lane for reports of a vehicle striking a train.

Upon their arrival, Troopers found a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup with front-end damage.  Troopers said the left headlight area of the truck struck one of the train cars as the driver attempted to cross the railroad crossing. After the collision, the train engineer was able to bring the train to a stop.

While talking with the driver of the Silverado, identified as 48-year-old David L. Sayre, Troopers smelled alcohol, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Sayre was transported by EMS to the Beebe Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Sayre has issued traffic citations for Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence and Failure to Have Insurance Identification.

The driver of the train, a 46-year-old man from Berlin, Maryland and his 48-year-old male passenger from Crumpton, Maryland did not sustain injuries as a result of this crash.

 

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