2014-04-14 — This report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office:
Clues as strange as the head line, but these were the circumstances deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were sorting through this Saturday when they responded to the 2900 block of Wintel Road SE.
Deputies were initially called to the area because Kyle Randall, 24, was knocking on doors and asking residents for a place to sleep. After arriving deputies noticed a plume of smoke in the distance that turned out to be a car fire.
When they went to investigate the fire they located the burned out carcass of the vehicle Randall had been driving. So after interviewing Randall and evaluating the scene deputies believe the following occurred.
At around 5:00 a.m. police say that Randall was driving east on Wintell Road when he drove through a stop sign and ran into a passing train. The train hooked his vehicle and drug him approximately 300 feet. Randall came to a rest, exited his vehicle and then sought out shelter from nearby residents.
Randall was not injured in the crash, he was however arrested for DUII and taken to the Marion County Jail. At the jail his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.