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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Train collides with Porsche parked on train tracks

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Train collides with Porsche parked on train tracks

Columbia, IL ( KTRS ) Just after 10:15 p.m. Wednesday night, a train collided with a Porsche parked on the tracks at the railroad crossing at Bottom Road just west of Bluff Road in Columbia, IL. The engineer saw the vehicle on the tracks, sounded the horn and applied the brakes, the car was drug for nearly 1/2 […]

Train collides with Porsche parked on train tracks

Columbia, IL ( KTRS ) Just after 10:15 p.m. Wednesday night, a train collided with a Porsche parked on the tracks at the railroad crossing at Bottom Road just west of Bluff Road in Columbia, IL.

The engineer saw the vehicle on the tracks, sounded the horn and applied the brakes, the car was drug for nearly 1/2 mile.

Columbia firefighters and EMS rushed to the scene along with Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies. Authorities say the driver was able to exit the vehicle before the train collided.

The driver of the car declined medical treatment at the scene and was later taken to the Sheriff’s office in Waterloo for further questioning.

The man had a Columbia home address but his name has not yet been released.

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