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Driver injured in SUV-train crash in western Lucas County

An SUV driver was injured when he passed a closed train crossing gate in Swanton on Thursday,...
An SUV driver was injured when he passed a closed train crossing gate in Swanton on Thursday, July 22.(WTVG)
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 8:25 AM EDT
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SWANTON, Ohio (WTVG) - Authorities in Lucas County are responding to a car-train crash on S. Berkey Southern Rd. near Soul Rd. on Thursday morning.

According to an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper on the scene, a male driving a Chevy Trailblazer SUV was heading north on the roadway and stopped at the closed gates. However, the driver then decided to go around the closed gates and into the path of the oncoming train.

The driver was taken to the hospital with a broken leg.

An SUV driver was injured when he passed a closed train crossing gate in Swanton on Thursday,...
An SUV driver was injured when he passed a closed train crossing gate in Swanton on Thursday, July 22.(WTVG)

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