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Car Crashes into Moving Train in Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- Delaware State Police say charges are pending against a man who drove his car into a moving train in Georgetown on Thursday night. 

Troopers said that at around 8:10 p.m., a 45-year-old Lewes man was driving a 2003 Hyundai Sonata westbound on Park Avenue, and was approaching the railroad tracks east of South Bedford Street.

Police said a northbound Norfolk-Southern train, with two engines and 79 cars attached, was already crossing the road with flashing red signals activated. Troopers said the Sonata failed to stop in time and crashed into the wheels of one of the train cars. Investigators said the vehicle spun off the north side of the road and hit a utility pole before coming to a stop.

Troopers said the train and its cars were able to come to a stop without derailing.

The 45-year-old driver of the Sonata was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the crash, according to police.

Troopers said they are still investigating the crash and charges are pending against the driver of the Sonata.

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