Two Ottawa County men suffered injures late Thursday night when one of them drove his car into a train car.
Jeremiah J. Pitts, 35, of Lacarne, was driving a 1989 Eagle Summit south on Tettau Road in Erie Township at about 10 p.m. when he failed to stop at a railroad crossing and struck a train car on the right side, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The vehicle was then pushed into the railroad crossing sign where it came to rest. The train car sustained minor damage and the train's crew were uninjured. The crossing lights and gates were correctly functioning at the time of the crash.
Pitts suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton for treatment. His passenger, Kenneth M. Godfrey, 32, of Port Clinton, suffered more serious injures and was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo by medical helicopter. He is listed in stable condition.
The crash is still under investigation.
Troopers said alcohol does appear to be a factor in the crash.