A Prineville woman received minor injuries and was cited after her car crashed into a slow-moving train early Monday afternoon near O’Neil in northwestern Crook County.
Norma Sharp, 59, was driving a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta south on Northwest Lone Pine Road and hit a City of Prineville train at a crossing around noon, according to the Oregon State Police.
The train was going west at about 10 mph, and the car slid into the right side of the lead engine after Sharp tried to brake on the icy road.
Sharp didn’t see or hear the train until she was close to the crossing, according to police. Officers cited her for failure to stop for a railroad signal. The crossing did not have crossbars, but the train sounded its horn as it approached the crossing.
Sharp suffered minor injuries in the wreck, according to police. Peter Sharp, 69, a passenger in the car, was not injured.