UPDATE: Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk confirmed that former Catoosa County Deputy Robert Patrick Ingram was killed yesterday in a traffic accident when his vehicle was struck by a train on Graysville Road. 

Ingram was retired, but continued to serve his community as a civilian bailiff at the courthouse according to Sisk.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in Catoosa County involving a train Tuesday.

It happened on Graysville Road around 3:00pm.

A GSP spokesperson says a 65-year-old man was killed in the crash.

Witnesses told troopers the driver went around a line of vehicles that were stopped at the tracks and ignored the crossing signals, trying to cross before the train came through. 

The spokesperson says the train pushed the 2016 Camaro almost 1500 feet before the car landed in a ditch.

The name of the driver has not been released.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story.

Witnesses say that the driver of the car drove through the train crossings, trying to cross before the train came through.