Car, train collide
CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – A Clayton Township man escaped harm but totaled his car when he was unable to yield for a train just hours after he purchased the vehicle Monday.
The driver was southbound on Duffield Road just before 5:30 p.m. when his Ford Taurus slid into the side of an eastbound train at the crossing north of Corunna Road, according to township police Chief Bill Tucker.
The crossing has no lights or gates; a stop sign and black-and-white railroad crossing sign are the only traffic controls at the crossing.
Roads were snow-covered and icy, said Tucker.
The car struck toward the middle of the train, he said.
The chief did not know what, if anything, the train was hauling.
The Taurus driver was cited for failing to stop in an assured clear distance. – L.R.
Man arrested on OWI charge
MUNDY TOWNSHIP – Metro Police Authority officers arrested a man whose truck crashed into a condominium early Sunday in Mundy Township.
The crash occurred about 4 a.m. on Timber Ridge Drive near Fenton and Baldwin roads.
Police had to enter the front door of the home to make contact with the driver, who was still in his vehicle, which was halfway in the living room, according to reports.
The 51-year-old Fenton man said he fell asleep while driving home from the Autumn Lounge, reports indicate.
The man, who was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, suffered minor injuries. No on inside the home was injured. – L.R.
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