Del. man charged following crash involving train


Dagsboro Train And Car Crash (Courtesy: Frankford VFD Facebook)

DAGSBORO, Del. – A Georgetown man is facing charges after he reportedly struck a train Monday evening.

Just after 11 PM, Delaware State Police were called to respond to the area of Dagsboro Road and Train Lane, for a report of a vehicle hitting a train.

On arrival, troopers learned that a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado had made an attempt to cross the railroad crossing when its left headlight area hit one of the train cars. When they made contact with the driver, 48-year-old David L. Sayre, they detected the odor of alcohol.

Sayre was taken to Beebe Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the train, a 46-year-old man from Berlin, and his passenger, a 48-year-old male from Crumpton, Maryland, did not suffer any injuries as a result of the crash.

Sayre was issued a traffic citation for driving a vehicle under the influence and failure to have insurance identification. The roadway was closed for roughly one and a half hours so the crash could be investigated and cleared.

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