Train and van collide in Terre Haute on Monday

Van and train collide on 9th Street and Ohio Street in Terre Haute (Photo courtesy WTHI News)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office asked local traffic to avoid the area where train and a car collided Monday.

Responding police say the accident occurred just before 8:30 a.m. at Ohio Street and South 9 1/2 Street, when a mini-van attempted to go past the crossing arms at an active railroad crossing.

According to police, the driver of the van only suffered minor scrapes and bruises.

Police worked to clean the area in the midst of investigations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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