Man killed in Kosciusko County truck-vs-train crash

A man was killed when his truck was hit by a train in Mentone, Ind., on Nov. 2, 2016. (Provided Photo/WANE)
A man was killed when his truck was hit by a train in Mentone, Ind., on Nov. 2, 2016. (Provided Photo/WANE)

MENTONE, Ind. (WANE) — One person was killed when he was hit by a train Wednesday night in Kosciusko County.

Police were called to the railroad crossing near the intersection of State Road 25 and State Road 19 just before 7:30 p.m.

A preliminary investigation showed the man tried to turn southbound onto State Road 19 from State Road 25 when his pickup truck went off the paved portion of the crossing and became stuck on the rails. It was then hit by an eastbound Norfolk Southern freight train.

The coroner pronounced the man dead at the scene. His name will be released after family members have been notified.