Safety Improvements Made At Cantonment Crossing Where Train Hit Vehicle Last Month

January 22, 2019

The railroad crossing where a vehicle was hit by a train last month has been upgraded with crossing arms.

The marked crossing on on County Road 97 just south of Muscogee Road had flashing lights but no crossing arms on December 13. That’s when 20-year old Dustin Ryan Crumbley of Atmore was traveling north at 11:40 p.m. and failed to stop in time at an Alabama Gulf Coast Railway railroad crossing, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

He was transported to an area hospital as a “trauma alert” by Escambia County EMS.  A puppy in the vehicle was also injured and taken to a veterinarian at an emergency animal clinic in Pensacola.

The FHP cited Crumbley for failure to obey a railroad crossing traffic control device and for not wearing a seat belt. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Safety Improvements Made At Cantonment Crossing Where Train Hit Vehicle Last Month”

  1. Mel on January 24th, 2019 8:34 pm

    We *definitely* need something on Nowak… have ever since they paved it, but especially now with all the subdivisions popping up. There’s literally just the X signs.

  2. Just sayin on January 23rd, 2019 8:48 pm

    Now if they would put one on Nowak too, that would be great. Just built an entire community on that road and there isn’t even flashing lights! Only a matter of time.

  3. My2Cents on January 22nd, 2019 8:54 am

    I was glad to see the installation. It has been long overdue.

  4. Cathy blackwell on January 22nd, 2019 8:46 am

    About time, should have put those arms up years ago when the log truck jack knifed to avoid the rail roads service truck on the tracks

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