Man killed when tractor turns in front of train

farm train and tractor

KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – One person is dead after a crash in Knox County.

On Tuesday, just after 7:00 crews responded to a crash involving a train and a farm tractor near Old US 41 and Ivers Road.

The driver of the tractor, 67-year-old Basil (Ed) Patrick of Vincennes was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say Patrick was driving the tractor southbound on an access road that was parallel to the railroad tracks near Ivers Road.

The train was moving southbound behind the tractor.

Patrick didn’t notice the train behind him and turned right onto a lane and into the train’s path. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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