Authorities say a motorist has died after driving into the path of an Amtrak train in Topeka



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TOPEKA, Kansas — Authorities say a motorist has died after driving into the path of an Amtrak train in Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1Pro9sB ) reports that the collision happened early Friday when the motorist drove around a crossing gate. The Shawnee County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that the train then hit the motorist's car.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer says a coroner is working identity the body.

No one on the train was injured. The crash is under investigation.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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