RANDOLPH COUNTY, W.Va. — One week after a fatal crash between a logging truck and an excursion train in Randolph County, one woman remains hospitalized.
On Oct. 11 a loaded logging truck crashed into the side of the Durbin & Greenbrier Railroad’s Cheat Mountain Salamander train, which was taking passengers on a fall foliage tour.
Two passenger cars were pushed onto their sides in the wreck that occurred along U.S. 250 atop Cheat Mountain near the Randolph and Pocahontas County line.
Of the 63 people onboard the train, 23 were injured and four were hospitalized. One woman continues to recover at Ruby Memorial Hospital, listed in fair condition.
The driver of the logging truck, identified as Danny Lee Kimble, Sr., of Bartow, was killed in the crash.
A funeral service for Kimble has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in Arbovale at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home.
Meanwhile, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Dept. is continuing its investigation into the accident.