3 move to safety as train smashes into stuck car

Published 02-08-2019

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PAGE, N.D. (AP) - It was a close call for three people in a car that got stuck in the snow on a railroad crossing in Cass County.

Authorities say the three were working to free the Mazda from the snow Friday morning on Highway 38 near Page when an eastbound train approached.

The three were outside of the car trying to push it from the tracks when the Burlington Northern Santa Fe came barreling down the tracks. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the trio moved away to safety and weren't hurt when the train, unable to stop, smashed into the car. It was catapulted into the railroad right of way.

Two people on the train were not hurt.

A no travel advisory had been in effect for more than 24 hours when the crash occurred about 3 a.m.

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