- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police say a car was torn apart but no one was injured when an Amtrak train struck a car that had become stuck on the tracks in South Royalton.

Police say the incident happened at 7 p.m. Saturday. The car couldn’t get across the track because the road was icy, and it was hit by a northbound train at 59 mph. Police say the force tore the front of the vehicle off and spun the car around.

Neither occupant of the vehicle was hurt, nor were any of the 71 Amtrak passengers.

The train, which was not damaged, continued after a brief delay.

Police remind drivers to stop at all ungated railroad crossings, listen and look in both directions before proceeding.

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