February 13 2022 06:30 pm

Driver disappears after crash with train, later found and taken to UPMC Altoona

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CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Responders say they couldn’t find the driver after a train hit a van in Cambria County when they first arrived at the scene late Thursday morning.

The crash happened in the area of Dutch Road and Hogue Road. Crews were dispatched at 11:37 a.m. A train carrying corn to the ethanol plant in Clearfield encountered a van on the tracks. The train, going 20-25 MPH, hit the van and pushed it off to the side of the intersection.

When first arriving, state police and responders couldn’t find the driver of the van. Roughly 20 minutes later, they said the driver came walking out of the woods, injured.

The extent of their injuries is unknown, but they were taken to UPMC Altoona.

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