By Deb Patterson
MILFORD — Kyle T. Weber, 26, CR 850E, Leesburg, was not injured when his 2002 Chevrolet Impala was struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern freight train Tuesday evening, April 20. The collision occurred at 5:31 p.m. at the First Street railroad crossing, east of Main Street in Milford.
Weber told police as he approached the railroad intersection on First Street he did not see the train and made a brief stop at the tracks and proceeded across. He stated once on the tracks he noticed the train, but did not have time to move his vehicle off the tracks, causing a collision between the car and train.
The engineer and conductor told police they both saw the vehicle approach the intersection and from what they could tell, Weber slowed at the stop sign and then continued onto the tracks.
There was damage to the front plow and steps to the cab of the engine. The vehicle sustained damage to the front passenger side, front end and driver’s side. The damage amount was estimated up to $10,000.
Milford Police noted the intersection for the tracks is a stop sign only.