One Dead in Train-vehicle accident Near Marion

One person is dead after a vehicle struck a train just outside the Marion city limits late this morning.

Grant County Sheriff’s deputies say a vehicle apparently ran a stop sign on Troy Avenue just south of State Road 18 at about 11 o’clock this morning and struck a train.  The scene is just west of the Marion General Motors plant.

Investigators say the victim was trapped inside the vehicle after the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene.  No one on the train was injured.

The name of the victim has not yet been released, pending notification of relatives.

Grant County deputies and the County Coroner’s office are continuing to investigate the crash.