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2 injured in Ottawa County collision with train

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OTTAWA COUNTY, OH (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports two people were injured when a car struck a train Thursday night in Ottawa County.

Lacarne, OH resident Jeremiah Pitts, 35, was driving a 1989 eagle Summit on Tettau Road around 10 p.m. when he failed to stop at a railroad crossing.

He struck a train car on the right side. The vehicle was then pushed into the railroad crossing sign where it came to rest.

Riding as a passenger in the car was Port Clinton resident Kenneth Godfrey, 32.

Pitts was transported to a local hospital with what first responders describe as non-life-threatening injuries.

Godfrey was taken by air ambulance to a Toledo-area hospital. His condition is not yet known, but he is listed as stable.

The train crew was uninjured. The railroad crossing lights and gates were operating correctly at the time of the crash. It remains under investigation, but troopers say alcohol appears to have played a factor.

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