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Train strikes van in Bolingbroke

A witness told 13WMAZ that a train struck a van at a railroad crossing in south Monroe County Friday afternoon.

It happened just after noon off Rivoli Road in Bolingbroke.

Elaine Schmitt, who owns an antique store near the crossing, says the van had slowed on the tracks due to another vehicle slowing down, and the van driver apparently thought he had cleared the tracks.

But he hadn't. She said a slow-moving train moving through town clipped the back of the van, causing some damage.

The driver pulled off the tracks and stopped nearby.

So far, there's no word on injuries.

Schmitt said the train was sounding its horn loudly, as usual, as it approached the crossing.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office could not be reached for comment, and a Norfolk Southern Railroad spokesman had no information on the accident.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.


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