Greensburg driver dies in crash with train

A Greensburg man is dead, killed Monday when his minivan was struck by a train.

According to Indiana State Police, 78-year-old Charles Papenhaus was driving the van and turned southbound onto Decatur County Road 200 East from State Road 46, into the path of a Indiana and Ohio Railways train crossing the county road. That was at about 12:30 Monday afternoon.

Papenhaus suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Decatur County Coroner’s Office. The two occupants in the train were uninjured.

State troopers were assisted at the scene by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Greensburg Fire Department and Decatur County medics.

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police