Stuck car crushed by train in Roy

Dec 25 2013 - 7:50am

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ROY -- A Union Pacific train hit a car stuck on the tracks Monday night, but the occupants got out safely before impact, Roy police said.

Around 9:42 p.m. police received reports of a car with two occupants that was stuck on train tracks. The driver was not familiar with the area and at the train crossing at 4800 South and 2700 West he tried to turn left to travel north, but there was no roadway, according to a release from Roy police. 

The vehicle was parallel with the tracks as a northbound train came through the crossing and struck the rear of the vehicle. The driver and passenger were able to exit the vehicle before the collision, according to the release.

Police arrived shortly after and found that the two were uninjured.

The train pushed the totaled vehicle to 4000 South, where a tractor removed it.

The tracks were closed for several hours while crews cleared the damage.

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