Railroad Crossing Arm Knocked Down In Crash

Date posted - November 24, 2015

Sheldon, Iowa — A railroad crossing arm sustained heavy damage and a Marcus man’s car was also damaged in a crash on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in Sheldon.

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The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 6:30 AM, 26-year-old Alejandro Aguirrc of Marcus was driving a 2002 Ford northbound on Second Avenue — that’s Old Highway 60.

The report says that he attempted a left turn onto West 16th Street and the car sled over the curb and struck the railroad crossing arms, knocking them down. The report does note that there was ice on the road at the time of the crash.

The Ford sustained $1500 in damages, and the crossing arms, owned by Union Pacific Railroad sustained $20,000 in damages.

The driver was charged with driving without a license and failure to maintain control.

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