Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Detective Sergeant Guy Yancey was struck and killed by a train while patrolling the Howell Yards in Evansville.
The crew of the southbound train number 53 notified the yard office in Evansville they believed they had struck someone upon their arrival in Henderson, Kentucky.
The body of Detective Sergeant Yancey was found along the tracks about 4:45 am by another detective and a car inspector, having suffered a crushed chest and fractures of the right arm and leg.
Detective Sergeant Yancey was survived by his wife, three children, six sisters, two brothers and mother. His father had served as inspector of police for the Evansville division of the department.
The responsibilities of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department (1850–1982) are now under the jurisdiction of the CSX Transportation Railroad Police Department.