James Gumm, 87, is dead after a CSX train struck his truck.
The accident happened this morning in Franklin, Ky.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Lanny Jewell said Gumm was driving down Railroad Street alongside the train, when he tried to cross the tracks.
"For some odd reason he cut in front of the train on East Washington Street trying to beat the train and the train hit him in the driver side door," Jewell said.
The man was pronounced dead on the scene.
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