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One dead as train crashes into car in Albany
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One dead as train crashes into car in Albany

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One person has been killed in a wreck where a train crashed into an automobile northeast of Linn-Benton Community College in Albany on Thursday afternoon.

"There appears to be an adult male deceased," said Capt. Brad Liles, of the Albany Police Department.

Ellingson Road was closed east of Pacific Boulevard for several hours due to the crash. The Albany Police Department released a notice about the closure at about 2:45 p.m.

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Few details were available on Thursday.

The vehicle was struck by a northbound Amtrak passenger train.

Several witnesses are being interviewed by the APD on Thursday afternoon and the Albany Fire Department also was at the scene.

The automobile was split in two during the crash and debris was pushed down the tracks.

There are crossing arms at the site, and the position of those at the time of the crash also is being investigated.

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