1 killed after vehicle, train crash in Columbiana

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It happened at the Elm Street crossing around 1:30 a.m.

COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WKBN) – One person has died after a vehicle and a train collided in Columbiana early Sunday morning.

Columbiana police say the driver of a Ford Fusion was struck by a train and killed.

It happened at the Elm Street crossing around 1:30 a.m.

Columbiana police released this statement:

“The identity of the driver is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of close family. CPD were assisted on scene by Columbiana Fire, EMS, County Coroner’s Office and Norfolk Southern officials.”

First News learned the train was an Amtrak Passenger train coming from Washington DC.

Amtrak also released a statement, saying:

“There were no reported injuries to the passengers or train crew. The train was delayed approximately three hours while local authorities investigated.”

Police say this is a continuing investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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