An early morning drive ended tragically for an elderly Greenville, Pennsylvania couple when their car was struck by a train in Leetonia on Monday.

It was just after 6 a.m at the Hazel and Chestnut Street crossing. The couple's car got stuck on the tracks when it dropped off the side of the pavement while making a turn.

A Leetonia police officer was nearby, and his body camera recorded his efforts to get  89-year old Sally Davies and her husband Ronald out of the car and off the tracks.
"But you got to get out now,"  the officer is heard saying.  Seconds later, you hear the bell and crossing gate coming down as the train approaches.  
"Come with me OK? We're going to come over by the cruiser,"  the officer tells the couple.  
The police chief says Mrs. Davies would not leave the car without her dog. The officer tried right up until the last minute.

"The officer and the male were just barely able to get out of the way. The train was westbound, and there was also one coming eastbound down the tracks,"  Chief Allen Haueter said. 

The body camera also recorded the chaos as the train slammed into the car.  

The officer who attempted the rescue has been given some time off. 

"He was pretty distraught, you know. He came close to losing his own life.  He waited until the last minute to bail out while trying to get her to go.  So we'll get some grief counseling by way of the fire department and help him out,"  said Chief Haueter.

The husband, Ronald who is 92,  suffered non-life threatening injuries and was being treated at a Youngstown hospital. The dog survived the crash without a scratch and is now with the couples son. 

The  Ohio State Highway Patrol is assisting with the crash investigation.