One reported injured in train vs. truck crash in Goshen

At least one person is reported to be injured in a train vs. truck crash near Oakridge Cemetery in Goshen.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.

GOSHEN — One man was taken by Medflight to a local hospital after a his truck crashed into a train near downtown Goshen Monday afternoon, June 16.

A dispatcher with the Elkhart County 911 Center confirmed that a train and a vehicle collided at the railroad crossing on First Street just north of River Avenue just after 1 p.m. Medflight was called a few minutes later to a location near the crash.

Emergency crews found 58-year-old Norman Davis of Goshen trapped in his truck. Davis was extricated and taken to the parking lot of Brenneman Missionary church, and he was flown to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, according to a news release from the Goshen Police Department.

Davis appeared to have labored breathing, multiple injuries and a possible head injury, according to the press release.

Police officers say Davis drove into a train headed east, but they don’t know why.

Roger Taylor, who does maintenance for the Goshen Parks and Recreation Department, was hauling dirt Monday morning from Pringle Park to Mill Street. He said he had to stop at the crossing at First Street and River Avenue four times between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. to wait for a train to pass.

"It seems like there are a lot more trains lately," he said. "You can’t beat a train."

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

Reporter Sharon Hernandez contributed to this report.

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