Police investigate auto-train crash

Published 7:27 pm Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Suffolk Police Department is investigating a single vehicle accident involving a Norfolk Southern train that occurred early Saturday at the intersection of South Saratoga Street and Carolina Avenue in downtown Suffolk.

The wreck was reported at 1:28 a.m., according to a city press release. Upon preliminary investigation it was found that an adult female, age 30, was traveling westbound on Hall Avenue and veered right and became stuck on one set of tracks in the eastbound lane. The train was traveling westbound when it struck the passenger vehicle, an Acura sedan. Crossing arms were down when the incident occurred. 

The driver suffered minor injuries and did not require medical transport and the male passenger, 26, was ground transported to a local hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, according to the release.

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The accident remains under investigation and charges are pending.