One hurt after train collides with SUV near Parma

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One hurt after train collides with SUV near Parma

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by KTVB & Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 7:06 PM

PARMA -- Idaho State Police say a Michigan man was taken to the hospital after a freight train collided with a Hyundai SUV at a railroad crossing on Highway 20/26 near Parma just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

All lanes of Highway 20/26 near mile post 12 were blocked while emergency crews responded.

Police say Steven Lesman was in town from Michigan on business. He had been at a feed lot and was turning onto Highway 20/26 from Gotsch Road when his car was struck on the passenger side by a train.

ISP is still investigating to see if he was sitting on the tracks or crossing the tracks when it happened. The train crossing is only marked with a sign and does not have lights, horns, or gates.

According to the Idaho Department of Transportation, Highway 20/26 was reopened around 6 p.m.

Lesman was transported by ground ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries. His family in Michigan has been notified.

The SUV ended up on its side next to the train, which had been traveling at about 45 mph.

Police say Lesman was cited for failure to yield.

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