NewsLocal NewsBartholomew County


Two killed after car hit by train in Bartholomew County

Two killed after car hit by train
Two killed after car hit by train
Posted at 10:57 AM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-17 20:20:36-05

TAYLORSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers have died after the car they were riding in collided with a train in south central Indiana.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says 18-year-old Matthew Newland and 17-year-old Carmyn Elkins were pronounced dead at hospitals following the collision shortly after 10 p.m. Friday. Both were from Columbus.

A witness says a Nissan Versa driven by Newland turned from southbound US 31 to travel east on a rural road and failed to yield to the southbound train. The witness says railroad crossing equipment was working properly as the train approached, and the train sounded its horn several times. The car ended up in a field.

No one on the train was hurt.

The collision occurred near Taylorsville, about 35 miles south of Indianapolis.

MORE TOP STORIES | Vet warns of large cat on the prowl after horse attacked, killed in Owen CountyFor 6th time in 3 days, driver hits kids at bus stopRoad worker killed after semi driver fails to merge near construction siteMan climbs into bed with two little girls after breaking into Indy family's home

Top Trending Videos