[Masthead] Overcast ~ 46°F  
High: 47°F ~ Low: 40°F
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016

Aurelia motorist struck by train

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

An Aurelia man was taken to Cherokee Regional Medical Center with incapacitating injuries on Monday, after his car was struck by a train, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported.

At approximately 1:53 p.m., Eric Charles Herman, 35, was westbound on Cherokee county road C-43. According to the sheriff's office, Herman's vehicle struck the crossing arms on the train tracks at 550th Street. Herman's vehicle was then struck by a southeast-bound Canadian National train.

Herman's vehicle came to a stop in the south ditch, east of the crossing, the sheriff's office said in a statement.

No additional information was immediately available.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: