Driver of truck that ran into train in Fort Worth is identified

Posted Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2012  Print Reprints

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FORT WORTH -- The driver of a Dodge Dakota pickup who was killed in a collision with a train Monday morning has been identified as Donald Scaff of Euless, authorities said Tuesday.

Scaff, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office website. The cause of death was pending results of an investigation.

Authorities had released no other information on why Scaff drove through a working railroad crossing Monday morning and into the side of a moving train at a railroad crossing at Northeast 38th Street near Meacham Airport in north Fort Worth.

Scaff was the only occupant in the pickup.

The accident occurred about 7:15 a.m. at 150 N.E. 38th near Commerce Street, just east of the airport.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Joe Faust has said the railroad crossing gates were down and its lights were flashing when the vehicle struck the empty train pulling 119 cars. The pickup struck the 102nd car.

The train traveled a mile before stopping.

This report contains information from Star-Telegram archives.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763; Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

150 NE 38th and Commerce, Fort Worth, TX
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