On Monday afternoon at approximately 4:15 PM, the Marshall County Coroner’s Office was notified of a car-train crash on Quince Road at First Road in Marshall County.

It was reported by a witness that Dennis Johnson age 62 while traveling southbound, stopped at a railroad crossing and then drove around downed crossing arms with warning lights flashing and was struck by a westbound CSX train. The leading engine struck the Johnson vehicle and sent that vehicle west of the intersection approximately 75 feet. 

The vehicle was occupied by Dennis Johnson, a Teagarden man, less than a mile from his home.  Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by Marshall County Coroner, John Grolich.

Assisting at the scene was Marshall County Sheriff’s Dept, Polk Twp. Fire Dept, Union North Ambulance, and Lyon’s Towing.