Hartford Man Killed at Railroad Crossing

2/25/12 – A 47-year-old man was killed yesterday (Fr) when his pick-up truck collided with a passing train in Hartford. It happened just before 8am on North Wacker Drive, just north of Highway 60. Hartford police say the driver might not have been paying full attention due to the possible use of his cell phone. They also said roads were slippery due to fresh snow and his visibility was limited because of snow and ice accumulation on his windows. The Washington County Medical Examiners Office pronounced the driver and lone occupant dead at the scene. The victim’s name was not immediately released. The Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating.