UPDATE: Man Arrested after his Vehicle is Hit by a Train

By: Brooks Jarosz, Sarah Sager Email
By: Brooks Jarosz, Sarah Sager Email
A man is heading to jail after crashing his car onto railroad tracks and it was later hit by a train.

(WSAZ Photo / John Green)

UPDATE 3/21/12 @ 6 p.m.
CEDAR GROVE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is heading to jail after crashing his car onto railroad tracks and it was later hit by a train.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday along Route 60.

Troy Stumler was driving eastbound when he ran off the road, rolled three times and landed his SUV on railroad tracks.

John Hess was one of the first people on the scene. He says when he arrived, Stumler was on the tracks gathering items that had fallen out of his car.

"I went down there and I told him, I said, 'Get off the track.' I got him away from the track. A short time later here come that train a hitting that vehicle right there. It was like a 'bam' and then it just rocked the vehicle a little bit," Hess said.

Then Hess started to notice something wasn't right.

"He was dazed. Of course, I believed that was understandable due to him rolling three times,” Hess said.

During cleanup, a loaded pistol, assault rifle, camouflage clothing and binoculars -- along with large amounts of Methadone, Klonopin and Xanax -- were found. Those pills were found in Stumler's system.

"I don't have anything concrete other than it's definitely not hunting season and to have those things in your vehicle lends me to believe that there may be more to this case, and we should follow up," West Virginia State Police Sgt. Larry O’Bryan said.

It’s a case that has police digging into Stumler’s past.

State police have confirmed that before Stumler wrecked, he was heading to Montgomery General Hospital to perform repairs on digital imaging equipment. He was licensed to perform repairs on the equipment.

Stumler isn’t allowed to carry deadly weapons because of his drug addiction.

Stumler has been charged with DUI and carrying concealed weapons. He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday night.



ORIGINAL STORY
CEDAR GROVE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A train smashed into a pickup truck after the truck's driver went over the hill and into a ditch near the tracks, according to Metro 911.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com the call came in just before 10:30 Wednesday morning.

A truck driver had lost control and went over a hill near the railroad tracks in the 4000-block of East Dupont Avenue not far from the Twin Hills Restaurant, according to dispatchers.

Dispatchers say they were in the process of warning Conrail the truck was blocking a portion of the tracks, when a train hit the truck.

The driver of the truck was not inside and was in a nearby ambulance being checked out following the first accident.

We have a crew on the scene. Keep clicking WSAZ.com for more updates.


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