HAGERSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Police say a Muncie man ran a railroad crossing in eastern Indiana and died after his pickup truck was struck by a train.
The Palladium-Item reports (http://pinews.co/12qEgRp )witnesses told police the pickup truck drove through the lowered crossing gate on Indiana 1 Thursday and was hit by the westbound train. Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa says the driver, 92-year-old Lonnie Markum, died at the scene.
The accident happened near Hagerstown, about midway between Indianapolis and Dayton, Ohio.
Indiana 1 was closed in both directions after the crash while crews worked to repair the cross arm and remove the wreckage.
Indiana 1 is a major route between eastern Indiana and Cincinnati.
Information from: Palladium-Item, http://www.pal-item.com
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