Train hits car stuck on tracks, 2 escape

An Amtrak train collided with a car that was stuck on the tracks in Oshtemo Township. (Courtesy Oshtemo Twp. Fire Dept. //Aug. 28, 2014)
An Amtrak train collided with a car that was stuck on the tracks in Oshtemo Township. (Courtesy Oshtemo Twp. Fire Dept. //Aug. 28, 2014)

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago-bound Amtrak train hit a car that got stuck on tracks in southwestern Michigan, destroying the car.

No injuries are reported following the crash about 10 p.m. Thursday in Kalamazoo County’s Oshtemo Township. Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Kelly tells the Kalamazoo Gazette that the car had tried to use a crossing that was closed for maintenance when it got stuck.

Kelly says two people in the care got out before the train, which was traveling about 60 miles per hour, struck the car.

Kelly says there were roughly 190 people aboard the train. He says the driver likely will face a misdemeanor charge and could be forced to pay for damage.

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