RUSHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - Two men are in critical condition after a pickup truck and CSX freight train collided Friday.
Officers with the Rushville Police Department were called to the area of 4th and Perkins streets around 3 p.m.
According to investigators, the pickup truck disregarded the red flashing lights at the railroad crossing while traveling northbound on Perkins.
The westbound train was unable to stop to avoid hitting the truck. The pickup and those inside were pushed off the northwest side of the track and came to rest against a home on Perkins. The residence sustained minimal damage.
Police say all railroad warning equipment was activated and functional at the time of the crash.
The victims were taken to Rush Memorial Hospital by ambulance and later airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital. Both are in critical condition.
The crash remains under investigation.
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