Zachary D. White, 20, of Syracuse, is facing felony and misdemeanor charges after driving a vehicle into a train Saturday night then fleeing the scene.
At 9:40 p.m., Warsaw Police and Fire departments and Multi-Township EMS were called to the crossing at Market and Hickory streets where a car, allegedly driven by White, collided with the train. White, who was operating on a suspended license, fled the scene on foot.
According to a police report, a front seat passenger in the vehicle, Amy Eskridge, 27, also of Syracuse, sustained head lacerations and an arm injury and was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital. Scanner traffic noted Eskridge’s condition was made worse by the presence of drugs or alcohol.
Witnesses on scene said the train was stopped at the tracks and at least 3 vehicles were also stopped waiting for it when the driver of the car passed the stopped vehicles at approximately 30 mph to 40 mph and collided with the train, which was starting to move.
Damages were reported at up to $25,000. Eskridge’s condition is not known.
White was arrested Sunday at approximately 2 a.m. and charged with two counts of failure to appear on felony charges, failure to return to the scene of an accident with serious injury and resisting law enforcement. His bond was set at $2,000.