Suspect arrested after colliding with a train, leaving the scene

Photos by Sheri Waldrop

A suspect is in custody after colliding with a train and then fleeing the scene of the accident, according to Sapulpa Police.

According to witnesses at the scene, the white SUV was stopped on the westbound side of a train crossing on Taft Avenue near Maple Drive. A witness at the scene reported on social media that SUV was initially stopped, but then continued to drift forward while the train was still going, eventually colliding with the train. They say the driver of the SUV turned around and tried to flee the scene.

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They didn’t make it far and left their vehicle parked behind the Raby’s plumbing store on Maple Drive. The suspect allegedly fled the vehicle on foot but was apprehended shortly after. No injuries were reported.

This is a developing story. Sheri Waldrop contributed to this story.