TPD investigating car versus train crash

TPD investigating car versus train crash

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Toledo Police and other crews are on scene of a car versus train crash.

This happened around 10 p.m. on Detroit Avenue near East State Line Road.

Police say the crossing signals weren't working and the train stopped just short of clearing the tracks.

Train personnel laid down flares as is their protocol when the crossings stop working.

The driver of the car initially stopped at the crossing line after seeing the flares, but started driving at the same time the train began moving again and slammed into the train.

"The railroad company put out flares, the vehicle was stopped. The train then proceeded to move and the vehicle went through the train tracks and ran into the train," said TPD Sgt. Matt Gabel.

Police say the driver suffered minor injuries.

The crash is being investigated as an OVI.

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