Train Hits Vehicle on Franklin Street in Evansville

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a train-on-vehicle crash at the railroad crossing on Franklin Street in Evansville Tuesday.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 10:11 AM
Updated: Feb 23, 2021 12:08 PM

A white SUV was hit by a train in Evansville at the railroad crossing on Franklin Street Tuesday.

The call came in around 9:52 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Dispatch said that a female driver in an SUV had been hit on the railroad crossing at Franklin Street, which is near Pigeon Creek.

Extrication was requested shortly after the call came in and completed around 10:10 a.m., according to dispatch.

Fire crews work to extricate the female driver of the vehicle

Witnesses at the scene told police they thought the woman was attempting to make a u-turn at the tracks after the crossing arms went down, when she got too close to the train and it hit her vehicle.

Officials say the woman was the only occupant of the vehicle that was hit and that her injuries are minor.

Franklin Street will be closed at the tracks for an unspecified amount of time as the scene is cleared.

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