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Driver Killed in Collision Between Train and Car

Feds: Truck Driver in Train Crash Wasn't Stuck on Tracks
Posted at 9:43 PM, Aug 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 10:37:51-04

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead after a train collided with a car.

Auburndale police say the car's driver was attempting to go around the railroad crossing gate just before it was hit by the southbound Amtrak train Monday evening.

The Lakeland Ledger reports that the train dragged the car for about 1,000 feet.

Police didn't immediately identify the driver. No other injuries were reported.