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A driver was killed on impact, after hitting a stationary train in Muskogee County

Posted at 9:19 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 07:05:36-04

OKTAHA, Okla. - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) confirms a driver was killed on impact, after hitting a stationary train in Muskogee County.

The accident happened on Wednesday night around 8:55 p.m. on Cemetery Road and Railroad Street near Oktaha, a town of about 400 people.

Troopers say the driver of a 2017 Jaguar was going westbound on 123rd Street, which turns into Cemetery Road, when he hit a Union Pacific train that was stopped at the railroad crossing.

After the collision, the train picked up and started moving northbound for about five miles before coming to a stop.

Emergency Medical Services paramedics pronounced the driver, 49-year-old Christopher Harris of Oktaha, dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but troopers say Harris was wearing his seatbelt.

Several agencies assisted OHP with the investigation, including the Union Pacific Railroad Police, Muskogee County Sheriff's Office and Oktaha Fire Department.

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