Driver cited after train hits van at Miamisburg crossing

Credit: Lisette Brodey /

Credit: Lisette Brodey /

A Norfolk Southern train struck a van Tuesday afternoon when the driver tried to go over railroad tracks while the crossing gates were down.

The crash took place shortly before 2:45 p.m. at the Pearl Street crossing, Miamisburg police Sgt. Jeff Muncy said.

The van rolled onto its side after it was hit but no injuries were reported. The driver was cited following the collision, Muncy said.

A tow truck responded to help clear the scene.

Crossing gates are there for a reason and people should not drive around them, Muncy said. Some crossings have multiple tracks, so even as the gates are going back up motorists should be sure trains aren’t coming from either direction, he said.

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