Crash at railroad crossing in Charles City claims life of one
One person has died in Charles City as the result of a car crash into a passenger train on Sept. 7.
Virginia State Police and Charles City Sheriff’s Office responded to the railroad tracks on Roxbury Road (Route 106) near the Barnetts Road intersection shortly after 5 p.m. According to the Virginia State Police report, a 2008 Lexus ES350 was traveling northbound on Roxbury Road when it encountered a railroad crossing with the gates and signals engaged. The Lexus drove around the gate arms and was struck by a westbound Amtrak Train.
The driver of the Lexus, George H. Haupt Jr., 76, of Urbanna, died at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.
The crash remains under investigation.