Man hospitalized after truck hit by train

Eastern Missouri authorities are investigating after a freight train struck a pickup truck.

The accident happened Wednesday evening in Winfield. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Gary Nelsen of Elsberry was trying to cross the tracks when the truck was struck by the train.

Nelsen was taken by helicopter to a St. Louis-area hospital. Details about his condition were not immediately available.

The patrol says the crossing was marked with activated lights and bells.