- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead after a train collided with a car.

Auburndale police say the car’s driver was attempting to go around the railroad crossing gate just before it was hit by the southbound Amtrak train Monday evening.

The Lakeland Ledger (https://goo.gl/I15bhY ) reports that the train dragged the car for about 1,000 feet.

Police didn’t immediately identify the driver. No other injuries were reported.

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Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), https://www.theledger.com

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