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Clay City man dies in rail accident

Thursday, September 11, 2008

TERRE HAUTE -- A Clay City man died in a railroad accident in Terre Haute Wednesday morning.

After being removed from the wreckage caused by a tanker car derailment, Philip T. Myers, 42, was pronounced dead by Terre Haute Regional Hospital emergency room officials at 11:16 a.m.

Vigo County Coroner and pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr told The Brazil Times that preliminary autopsy results determined the cause of death as blunt force trauma from severe injuries to Myers' skull.

Kohr said the death has been ruled accidental.

The accident, which is currently being investigated by company officials, apparently occurred around 10:30 a.m., when a tanker car being moved along a rail spur derailed near a stack of railroad ties on the property of Tangent Rail Products, 2525 Prairieton Road, Terre Haute.


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My thoughts and Prayers go out to Kevin & Whitney & the rest of the Myers family. Phillip will be missed.

-- Posted by kd323 on Thu, Sep 11, 2008, at 5:25 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin, Whitney, Gary, Shannon, Joe and Grady. Philip was such an awesome man and will be missed so much.

-- Posted by missnurse1987 on Thu, Sep 11, 2008, at 8:24 PM

I am thinking of and praying for all of you! Phillip was a great man!

-- Posted by paigeob on Fri, Sep 12, 2008, at 9:59 AM


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