An Upton man was killed Monday, Jan. 26, in Hart County when the 1981 Chevrolet El Camino he was driving was struck by a CSX train.
According to a Kentucky State Police press release, John Schafer, 61, was westbound on Walnut Grove School Road in Bonnieville when his car became disabled on the railroad tracks for an unknown reason. Schafer was unable to avoid being struck by the northbound train.
Schafer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County coroner. Schafer was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision, the press release said.