A train crashes into a pickup near Box Elder

BOX ELDER, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - On Sunday afternoon, a driver four miles east of Box Elder was hit by a train

A pickup tried to cross train tracks near Box Elder and was hit by a train. (Pennington County Sheriff's Office)

Pennington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a vehicle complaint in the area of 155th Avenue and Highway 14/16.

The car in question was a 2002 Ford F250 pickup.

While deputies were in route, the pickup attempted to cross the railroad tracks as a train was approaching.

South Dakota Highway Patrol said the train crashed into the pickup and the driver, 30-year-old Mark Staniech sustained non-life threatening injuries.

He was taken to Monument Health and the South Dakota Highway Patrol said Staniech was wearing a seat belt and that charges pending.

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