A 20 year old Miami University student's car was struck by a train!
It happened Early Thursday morning and tonight he's in critical condition. He drove across train tracks at about 5 thursday morning, a crossing that has no gates. A 3200 ton freight train hit his car at 35 miles an hour dragging it 450 feet across the tracks. David Brown, a Miami senior is in critical condition at University Hospital.
It was Green Beer day at Miami University a day when bars open at 5:30 in the morning in celebration of St. Patrick's day. Friends say Brown was at a gathering and left at about 4am he may have been on his way to the bars. Police will investigate whether or not drinking was a factor. Students and police say the crossing seems safer than other crossings in the college town. "Theres a good line of sight no view obstruction lights were working properly," said Sgt. Jim Squance.