3 escape car before it’s hit by a train, 1 arrested for DUI

3 escape car before it’s hit by a train, 1 arrested for DUI
Fairland Police Department
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An 18-year-old could face charges of DUI, child endangerment (x2) and open container after getting a car stuck on train tracks.

The incident happened in Fairland, Oklahoma at Oliver and Railway Streets.

Police Chief Aaron Richardson says they got a call around 1:37 this morning from a motorist who was flagged down.

An 18-year-old and two juveniles were there with a car that was stuck on the train tracks. The motorist could not help get the car off the tracks, but called 9-1-1.

Shortly after hanging up, the motorist called police again saying they could see a train coming.

3 escape car before it’s hit by a train, 1 arrested for DUI

As the officer arrived, he saw the train hit the car. The train made an emergency stop.

The car came to a rest upside down.

Chief Richardson says they believe the 18-year-old was driving on private property and he somehow flew around 200 feet and ramped onto the railroad tracks. He said all three railroad crossings in Fairland are under construction.

They are not releasing the 18-year-old’s name until formal charges are filed.

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