Posted on March 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM
Thursday, Oct 24 at 5:13 AM
(KMOV.com) -- A car belonging to a missing man was struck by a train in Pike County, Missouri Wednesday morning.
The accident happened just around 7 a.m. on Highway 79 near the Eagle's Bluff Golf Course in Clarksville. Clarksville is about 70 miles northwest of St. Louis.
Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte said the vehicle was unoccupied when it was struck by the train.
When police arrived, they discovered the vehicle belonged to James Adams, 77. Adams was reported missing a few hours before the accident.
Adams reportedly suffers from dementia. He was found walking approximately 1.5 miles west from the crash site by members of the Clarksville Fire Department. Adams was evaluated by medics from Pike County EMS.