Train hits minivan at Mebane crossing
Posted February 24, 2010
Mebane, N.C. — No one was injured Wednesday morning when a freight train hit a minivan at a rail crossing in Mebane, police said.
The eastbound Norfolk Southern train hit a 2004 Honda Odyssey, which was sitting on the tracks at 5th and Center streets, at about 11 a.m., said Thomas Byrd, assistant chief of the Mebane Police Department.
The minivan was making a left turn from 5th Street onto Center Street when the warning arms came down over the crossing. The driver then was unable to move the vehicle from the tracks, Byrd said.
The train was traveling at 25 mph before impact and 12 mph at impact, he said.
The driver was the only person in the minivan, and the engineer and conductor were the only people on the train.
The wreck remains under investigation.