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Amtrak train hits empty car in western New York; no injuries

July 8, 2019

SAVANNAH, N.Y. (AP) — State police say an Amtrak train with 249 people on board has struck a car abandoned on tracks in western New York, but nobody was injured.

Troopers say a westbound train hit the empty vehicle around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Wayne County town of Savannah. Four people who had been in the car were able to get to safety before the collision.

The train originated in New York City and was heading to Rochester after stopping in Syracuse.

Amtrak officials and state police investigators remained on the scene Sunday evening.

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