SUV, train collide at crossing near Edinburgh Premium Outlets

No one was seriously injured when a sports-utility vehicle collided with a train this morning near the Edinburgh Premium Outlets. However, the 7 a.m. crash completely blocked traffic at multiple intersections for about 90 minutes, causing delays for school buses that serving Taylorsville Elementary School.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies said James Haddix, 47, Columbus, was driving a  2010 Dodge Journey east on County Road 200W, and did not see the northbound train near the intersection of County Road 800N, according to Capt. Dave Steinkoenig, commander of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department’s road division.

While the front of the train struck the passenger side of the SUV, Haddix suffered a minor hand injury and was taken by a family member to be checked out at Columbus Regional Hospital, Steinkoenig said.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Republic.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5636.