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      Car collides with train

      UPDATE: Friday, March 29, 2013, 8 a.m.

      A passenger vehicle that struck a train at the railroad crossing at M-35 and Ski Hill Road in Little Lake has caused injuries to minor passengers, and the driver was arrested for OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) Causing Serious Injury.

      According to witnesses at the scene of the crash, it appears that the driver of the passenger vehicle had struck a large water puddle and continued onto the railroad tracks, pulling in front of the train that was going through the crossing at the time.

      The passenger vehicle was occupied by four passengers, two of them minor children. All four were transported to Marquette General Hospital to be treated for injuries. One minor child remains in Intensive Care at Marquette General and was listed in fair condition.

      The driver of the passenger vehicle was treated and released from MGH and arrested on an OWI Causing Serious Injury charge.

      No names have been released, and the accident remains under investigation.

      The Forsyth Township Police were assisted at the scene by Forsyth Township EMS and Fire and Medi Ride EMS.


      UPDATE: Thursday,l March 28, 7:40 p.m.

      Police say the driver failed to stop at the crossing and collided with an oncoming train. The people inside the car were trapped.

      There were no serious injuries. Authorities say they were all conscious and alert. They were all taken to Marquette General Hospital to be checked. Their names have not been released.

      The train did not derail.


      Authorities are on the scene of a car and train collision that happened late Thursday afternoon.

      There are initial reports that people were still trapped inside the vehicle shortly after 5 p.m. Their conditions are unknown. First responders are currently at the crash scene in Little Lake in southern Marquette County on M-35 and Ski Hill Road.

      TV6 News has a reporter on the scene. We will have more information when it becomes available.