Motorist hit by train in Okaloosa County

Published 08/25 2016 11:05AM

Updated 08/25 2016 11:05AM

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A Holt man drove around the railroad crossing gate and was struck by a train, troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol wrote. 

Thomas Rutherford Jr. 47, was driving a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo at about 5:30 Wednesday afternoon on Summertime Drive near Highway 90 when the wreck occurred.

 Rutherford is in critical condition at a local hospital. 

The wreck is under investigation. 

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