Man Killed After Failing to Stop at Railroad Crossing

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A man killed when his car was struck by a
train Sunday had been convicted of failing to stop at a railroad
crossing in 2001.

Mobile police say 44-year-old Thomas Aaron Dalton, of Theodore,
ignored the flashing warning lights as he steered his 1996 Chrysler
New Yorker around the lowered signal arm just after 6:30 p.m.

Police say an eastbound freight train struck the car and pushed
about two-tenths of a mile before coming to a stop.

Dalton was transported to the University of South Alabama
Medical Center by Life Flight air ambulance, where he later died.

Court records showed Dalton had been fined for several other
traffic offenses in Mobile County, including pleading guilty in
April of 2001 to failure to stop at a railroad crossing.

In 1989, he was ticketed for passing a stopped school bus.
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Information from: Press-Register,
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