Man hurt when train collides with truck in Erlanger, Ky.

ERLANGER, Ky. -- A man was rushed to a local medical center Sunday night after a train ran into his pickup truck at a railroad crossing in Northern Kentucky.

The collision took place at about 7:30 p.m. at the Stevenson Road crossing in Erlanger. The Norfolk Southern train traveled less than a quarter of a mile with the Ford pickup truck smashed into the front of it before coming to a stop near Erlanger Street, according to a dispatcher for the city.

No details on the condition of the motorist were released but police at the scene said he was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was the only person inside the vehicle.

Erlanger police officials are working to notify the injured person's family before they release additional information.

There are crossing signals at Stevenson Road and they were working at the time of the incident, witnesses told investigators.

"Witnesses say the crossing arms were working. We don't know why he was crossing," said Sgt. John Sterling with the Erlanger Police Department.

While Sunday's matter remains under investigation, officials in two other Tri-State areas are looking into train-related incidents that occurred Saturday.

In Latonia, two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries just before 3 p.m. when the locomotive of a commercial CSX train derailed from a straight stretch of track. 

At about 6 p.m., motorists in Oxford, Ohio were detoured at all area railroad crossings for more than an hour when cars of a train became disconnected and the train was immobilized.

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