Driver hospitalized after running railroad crossing, hit by train in Lafayette County

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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.

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