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Troopers: Train hit minivan that did not stop at 'crossing warning lights'

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Dec 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 19:17:22-05

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. -- Troopers said a driver who did not stop at a railroad crossing despite flashing warning lights was hit by a freight train in James City County Sunday afternoon, according to state police.

State police were called to investigate the wreck involving a CSX train and a Toyota minivan at the tracks along Airport Road at Richmond Road around 3:30 p.m.

State police said the woman did not stop "despite train crossing warning lights." And as she neared the tracks, the crossing arm came down on her vehicle, according to investigators.

Troopers said the woman tried to back up, but by that point it was too late and the minivan was hit by the train.

No one was injured, according to state police.

"Troopers are still on-scene investigating," officials said in an update around 5:20 p.m.

There was no word if charges would be filed in the crash.

Officials said Airport Road at Richmond Road was closed because of the crash.

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