Investigation into Tift Co. train crash still ongoing

Investigation into Tift Co. train crash still ongoing
Derrick Pettiford, 41, died Friday after his Chevy Truck was hit by a Norfolk Southern train just off Highway 41 South in Eldorado. (Source: WALB)

TIFT CO., GA (WALB) - WALB is still working to get the accident report on the train crash that killed a man in Tift County last week.

Derrick Pettiford, 41, died Friday after his Chevrolet truck was hit by a Norfolk Southern train just off Highway 41 South in Eldorado.

Investigators on scene said he crossed over the tracks from a driveway on private property.

The Georgia State Patrol has been investigating, but as of Monday has not released the official crash report.

A Norfolk Southern Railway spokesperson could not give details about the crash for legal reasons but said the company is also conducting an investigation into the crash.

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