Most Active Stories
- Mary Fallin In A Close Contest With Joe Dorman For Reelection
- Bureau Of Narcotics: Object To Initiative To Legalize Marijuana But Prepare For Passage
- UPDATE: Fallin's Office Says Barresi Will Not Be Secretary Of Education
- Following Oklahoma's 2013 Tornadoes, Where Does Federal Aid Really Go?
- Gov. Fallin Says Gay Marriage Ruling Tramples States' Rights
Mon September 2, 2013
Oklahoma's Heartland Flyer Hits Car
Police in Norman say public intoxication and other charges have been filed against the driver of a car that was struck by the Heartland Flyer passenger train.
Police say the collision occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday when a car driven by Derick Mellican was struck by the train in Cleveland County. Officials say the vehicle had been driving on the tracks for about four miles when the driver stopped and jumped from the vehicle just prior to impact.
The driver was examined at a local hospital and released. Police say Mellican was subsequently arrested for public intoxication, obstruction of a railroad and trespassing on railroad property.
There were no reports of injuries aboard the train. A telephone call to spokesperson for Amtrak was not immediately returned.