The crash occurred around 9:17 a.m. when a CSX train struck a semi-truck on the tracks at the Gaston Westbrook Avenue crossing. Truck driver, fifty-eight-year-old Vicky Morris of Missouri was fatally injured in the crash. CSX officials say there were no reported injuries to the train crew.
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, the roads were closed near the scene of the accident. Emerson Police say the train accident caused damage to the railroad tracks making it impassable for vehicles. Crews will work into the night to make repairs to the track and road. Police are directing traffic in the area of Highway 293 and Gaston Westbrooks Avenue. Detours have been established for through traffic.