Train Strikes Car in Jasper County


Published on August 22 2013 7:07 am
Last Updated on August 22 2013 7:07 am
Written by Greg Sapp

A Willow Hill woman was injured Wednesday when her car was struck by a train.

42-year-old Michelle Andrews was going over a rural crossing two miles east of Willow Hill just after 4:30pm when her vehicle was struck by the westbound train.  The impact spun Andrews' vehicle off the roadway and into a ditch.

Andrews was taken to Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney for treatment of what authorities termed minor injuries.

Andrews was cited for disobeying a railroad signal.

The crash happened about a half-mile south of Illinois 33.