Man escapes train

Published 7:46 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A South Bend man was able to escape his truck before it was hit by a train at U.S. Highway 12 and M-62 Nov. 22.
According to Chief Kenneth Wray of the Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg Police Department, a small Chevrolet pickup driven by Trevor Beck turned onto the railroad tracks after passing the light west of the tracks at about 6:55 p.m. Beck said he does not see very well at night and thought he was turning south on M-62.
Beck heard the train and was able to exit the pickup truck and the tracks before the vehicle was hit by a northbound Canadian Northern train.
No injuries were reported and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.