Local restaurateur killed in train-involved car crash

Scott Harless Facebook Creds
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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick

UPDATE: Tuscaloosa Police identified Scott Timothy Harless as the man killed when his vehicle crashed into a train just after midnight Wednesday morning.

The 37-year-old Tuscaloosa native was a business partner at Central Mesa.

A longtime member of the Druid City’s service industry, Harless worked at Top Shelf, Avenue Pub, The Bear Trap and Gallette’s according to the Tuscaloosa Patch.

Brandon Tribble lamented the loss of his business partner and friend in a post on Central Mesa’s Facebook page, and closed the restaurant on Wednesday.

Central Mesa is set to reopen today at 11 a.m.

The original story is below:

A man in his late 30s was killed just after midnight when the SUV he was driving crashed into a train Wednesday, July 13.

According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, the accident happened near the intersection of 16th Street and Queen City Avenue around 12:35 a.m.

The train pushed the SUV for about 100 yards until it stopped behind Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue’s Fire Station No. 1 on Greensboro Avenue.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead on the scene. While the victim’s family has been notified, Tuscaloosa Police have not yet released his name so the family has time to notify the victim’s loved ones.

Members of TPD’s Accident Reconstruction Unit are investigating the cause of the incident.

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