Train hits car after vehicle gets stuck at closed crossing

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ALLEN CO., Ind. (WANE) — A vehicle that drove around a road-closed sign became stuck on railroad tracks and was struck by an oncoming train Wednesday morning.

The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. along County Line Road, between State Road 14 and Bass Road.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department told WANE 15 at the scene the railroad crossing was under construction with a “road closed” sign posted. The driver of the car tried to cross the railroad tracks and got stuck just before an oncoming eastbound Norfolk Southern train struck the vehicle on the tracks.

Two people were able to get out of the vehicle before the crash. No injuries were reported.

Investigators are hoping the crash will be cleaned up within the hour.

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