Abilene Business Man Killed in Train Accident
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 29-Sep-2011
An Abilene business owner was killed Tuesday when his Ford Mustang was struck by an oncoming Union Pacific train, officials said.
Sixty-three-year-old George Gibson was at the intersection of North First and Grape Street when his car was crushed in the train accident. Witnesses nearby said the warning lights and railroad crossing equipment were working properly and the train sounded warning whistles repeatedly.
Gibson’s car was dragged about 50 yards from the train intersection despite the train conductor’s efforts to stop. Officials investigating the scene do not know why he did not move his vehicle off the tracks.
A private burial is schedule Friday at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. Gibson served in the Air Force for 20 years.
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