Train collides with garbage truck in Ionia County

CLARKSVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A crash involving a garbage truck and a train closed an Ionia County road for hours Tuesday. 

The crash happened around 11:13 a.m. Tuesday on Hastings Road in Clarksville.

The Ionia County Sheriff Office said a garbage truck driver disregarded the railroad crossing and stop signs, driving across the tracks in front of an oncoming train. 

No one was injured in the crash. However, authorities said in a noontime post on Facebook that they expected Hastings Road north of M-50 to remain closed for a couple more hours. 

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