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Police: Mason City man who crashed into train facing charge

A Mason City man involved in a collision that damaged a train has been charged with OWI-third offense.

Posted: Sep 13, 2019 9:55 AM
Updated: Sep 13, 2019 10:14 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa - A Mason City man involved in a collision that damaged a train has been charged with OWI-third offense.

Matthew Bernhardt, 42, of Mason City, had a blood-alcohol level of .226 when he crashed a pickup into a train Sept. 2 in the 600 block of 6th St. SW, according to court documents.

The train crossing had lights flashing with its crossing guard down, authorities said.

Bernhardt was hospitalized after the crash.

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