DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - Police said a woman suffered minor injuries after a car swerved to miss a deer and ending up getting stuck on railroad tracks in DeKalb County. Minutes later, a train hit the car.
According to police, Jason Freeman, 27, of Garrett, was driving eastbound on US 6 at around 3:15 p.m. Saturday when he swerved to miss a deer that was crossing the road. Freeman lost control of the vehicle and went off the south side of the road, crashing into the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks in the 5300 block of US 6.
Freeman told police he tried to free the car from the tracks, but wasn’t able to.
Both Freeman and his passenger, Jessica Corbin, 28, also of Garrett, got out of the car. About two minutes later, a train traveling eastbound hit the car.
Police said Corbin was hit by flying debris in her right arm and right leg. She was taken to DeKalb Health for treatment of her injuries. Freeman said he was not injured.
Police said the car was a total loss.
No other injuries were reported.
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