Garbage truck hits train in Ionia County

Posted at 2:38 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 14:38:40-04

CLARKSVILLE, Mich. – The driver of a garbage truck escaped injury Tuesday morning when his truck was hit by a freight train.

The Ionia County Sheriff says the crash happened at about 11:15 a.m. on Hastings Road near Clarksville, Michigan.

Deputies say that the preliminary investigation shows the driver disregarded the railroad crossing and stop signs. No one was injured.

Hastings Road north of M-50 was closed into Tuesday afternoon due to the crash.