Alcohol a factor in crash between car and train

The crash happened in Salem

A car was hit by a train in Salem on July 14, 2017. (Marion County Fire)
A car was hit by a train in Salem on July 14, 2017. (Marion County Fire)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A driver was injured after being struck by a train in Marion County Friday night.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was going west on NE Brooklake Road near Pueblo Avenue when the crash happened.

Authorities said the driver was alert and breathing on the way to a Salem emergency room for treatment. They said alcohol appeared to be a factor in the crash.

Traffic is blocked in both directors while crews investigate.