Man killed after car hits moving train near 12th Avenue


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 25-year-old man died after his vehicle struck a moving train on 12th Avenue North early Thursday morning.

The damaged vehicle was discovered near the railroad tracks around 3 a.m. between Clinton and Herman streets.

Metro police reported the body of Justin Ware, of Nashville, was found dead inside a 2012 Honda Accord.

Crash scene investigators believe Ware was driving south on 12th Avenue North when the sedan traveled through the railroad crossing while the arms were down.

The train did not stop as the engineer likely did not know that it had been hit by a car, according to Metro police. The train was later located. The vehicle was removed from the area around 7 a.m.

The medical examiner will determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

No additional information was immediately released.

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