Pickup driver escapes uninjured from train collision

Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

A driver escaped uninjured after his pickup was hit by a CSX train on the north side of Columbus Wednesday morning.

Columbus police are reporting that the incident with the train happened at about 5:12 a.m. at U.S. 31 and Bartholomew County Road 400N.

The pickup driver, 24-year-old Nicholas B. Hunt, said he heard the train’s horn as he approached the intersection, but he did not see the train. Thinking it was clear, he crossed into to the path of the southbound train, which did significant damage to his truck, police say.