The Marshall County Cornoer’s Office is investigating a fatal accident between a train and an SUV.

Sunday morning, just before 9 the county’s 911 center received a call from a Norfolk Southern Railway operator advising that a west bound freight train had struck a vehicle at the railroad crossing on State Road 17 in Burr Oak.

During the investigation it was determined that the crossing arms and lights were activated and in working order.

The vehicle was driven by Scott M. Sorg, 57, of Culver.  He had been north bound on State Road 17 when he went around the downed arms and collided with the westbound train headed to Chicago. 

Marshall County Coroner, John Grolich determined that Scott Sorg was killed instantly.  He said the train was traveling at full speed at the time of the crash.

The crossing in Burr Oak was closed for several hours while emergency responders and police investigated the fatal accident.

Assisting at the scene were Culver Police, Fire and EMS, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana DNR, Norfolk Southern Police and Safety Crew as well as Reichert and Knepp Towing.