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Train Hits Car, Killing 4, Injuring 1 in Oklahoma

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | August 07, 2016

Train Hits Car, Killing 4, Injuring 1 in Oklahoma

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A train struck a car in eastern Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon, injuring one person and killing four more, Assistant Police Chief Greg Russell told TV station KHBS. 

A Chevrolet Malibu carrying five passengers tried crossing railroad tracks at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the city of Poteau, police told KHBS.

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A minor was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, the news station reported.

Police told KHBS that they believe there were at least three juveniles in the car. They have not yet confirmed the identities of the passengers.

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The train conductor and engineer with Kansas City Southern Railway Company were not injured in the wreck, and the train did not derail during the incident, KHBS reported.

CBS affiliate KFSM reported that three juveniles were killed in the crash, as well as the woman who was driving the Malibu. 

KFSM also reported that there are no cross bars at the railroad crossing where the wreck occurred. Residents told the news station that drivers are often seen trying to beat a train across the tracks there.

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