UPDATE @11:40 a.m.:
The driver of the semi that crashed into a train on Ohio 63 Tuesday morning was not impaired by drugs or alcohol, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.
Lt. Charles O’Bryon said the Florida-based driver did not see or hear the horn of the oncoming Indiana & Ohio train. He said the semi was carrying general freight and nothing hazardous.
The semi was traveling westbound on Ohio 63 toward the Interstate 75 interchange when it struck the slow-moving train about 7:15 a.m. at a crossing at Union Road. There are no warning lights or gates at the crossing, only a yield sign.
O’Bryon said the train engineer followed procedures as it approached the crossing.
The driver, who was not injured in the crash, will be cited for failure to yield at a rail crossing.
UPDATE @11 a.m.:
Ohio 63 at Union Road is now open after a crash involving a semi tractor trailer that struck a train this morning.
The train’s horn was being sounded as it approached the crossing at Union Road and Ohio 63, according to Lt. Charles O’Bryon of the Ohio Highway Patrol.
He said there was no warning lights or gate at the crossing.
The driver of the semi will be cited for failure to yield at a railroad crossing, according to O’Bryon
State Route 63 is closed at Union Road due to an accident involving a semi tractor trailer.
Traffic is backed up in both directions, according to police.
Monroe Police and Fire responded to the scene. No injuries are reported.
Police are advising drivers to avoid the area.