ERIE TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - An investigation is underway after an accident involving a train and passenger car.
The crash happened on Tettau Road in Erie Township.
The driver, identified as Jeremiah Pitts, failed to stop at the railroad crossing and struck a train. His vehicle was then pushed into the railroad crossing sign, where it came to a rest.
Pitts was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The passenger in the car, Kenneth Godfrey, was life-flighted to a Toledo hospital and is listed in stable condition.
Alcohol does appear to be a factor in the crash.
The railroad crossing lights and gates were operating correctly at the time of the crash.