Authorities have identified a 55-year-old man killed Friday when a train crashed into a car and pushed it several hundred feet.
Ramon Aleman of Fort Wayne died from blunt-force trauma, according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
His manner of death is still under investigation, the coroner’s office said.
The crash occurred about 7:10 a.m. Friday in New Haven on the tracks that cross North River Road just east of Landin Road near Whispering Creek Golf Club.
The car was traveling east on North River Road before it was hit on the driver’s side and pushed about 150 yards to a railroad bridge that spans the Maumee River. The car was slammed against the metal beams of the bridge.
The train stopped within a couple hundred yards of the initial impact.
At the time of the crash, the gates were down and the lights were flashing at the railroad crossing, authorities said. Rescue officials could not say whether the car went around the gates.
Norfolk Southern spokesman Dave Pidgeon said the train was headed to Missouri with two locomotives and 144 loaded cars. He said no Norfolk Southern workers were injured.
Pidgeon said the speed limit for trains on that stretch of track is 60 mph. When the crash occurred, the train was moving about 30 mph, local authorities said.