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Amtrak train strikes car in Spokane; no injuries reported

UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020

An unoccupied car was hit by an Amtrak train at a private crossing near West 15th Avenue and South Lindeke Street in southwest Spokane early Tuesday. (KHQ)
An unoccupied car was hit by an Amtrak train at a private crossing near West 15th Avenue and South Lindeke Street in southwest Spokane early Tuesday. (KHQ)

An unoccupied car was hit by an Amtrak train at a private crossing near West 15th Avenue and South Lindeke Street in southwest Spokane early Tuesday morning.

None of the 16 passengers or crew members on board reported injuries, according to Amtrak.

Amtrak’s Empire Builder train 27 was delayed for just under two hours, according to Amtrak.

The driver was using the area to turn around when the car became stuck, according to KHQ. The driver grabbed some items out of the car before it was hit by the train, KHQ said.

The car was removed and the tracks were cleared after the collision, said BNSF spokesman Courtney Wallace said.

Amtrak uses BNSF tracks in the Spokane area. After an inspection, the tracks were found to be in good conditions and trains are running.

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