One injured in car/train crash

Salem fire and police personnel study the scene of a car/train accident at 6:48 a.m. Thursday on Allen Road near Pennsylvania Avenue where this Chevy Cavalier driven by Craig Heilman, 32, of Alliance traveled around another vehicle and around the railroad crossing gates and was struck by a train on the left rear corner, spinning the car off of the tracks and into a utility pole. Heilman suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at Salem Community Hospital. A police spokesman said Heilman was on his way to work and for some reason decided to go around the gate, which was in the down position. A charge is pending for a crossing gate violation. (Photo provided by Salem Police)