BATES CITY, Mo. — A Bates City man has serious injuries after running a railroad crossing and being struck by a train in Lafayette County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the incident happened just before 3 p.m. Friday on Love Road, just south of Old Highway 40 between Oak Grove and Bates City.
Investigators say the 23-year-old driver crossed the tracks when his vehicle was hit by a Kansas City Southern train.
The driver of the vehicle was rushed to a metro hospital with serious injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt.