EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (CBS) — A driver was airlifted to the hospital in a helicopter Wednesday after a freight train hit a car in East Chicago, Indiana.

The collision happened around 11:30 a.m. at Euclid and Chicago avenues.

Firefighters and paramedics rescued the driver, who was pinned in the badly-mangled car. A Lifestar helicopter then airlifted the victim to an area hospital.

CSX Transportation investigators were on the scene.

Investigators late Wednesday were trying to determine what led to the crash.