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Car, Amtrak train collide near Kings Mountain

By Steve Lyttle
slyttle@charlotteobserver.com

No injuries were reported Wednesday morning when a car collided with an Amtrak train at a crossing northeast of Kings Mountain, Gaston County authorities say.

The crash interrupted a trip from New York City to New Orleans for more than 225 passengers aboard the train, according to Amtrak.

The collision was reported about 3:30 a.m. at the J.E. Herndon Access Road, off Bessemer City-Kings Mountain Highway (N.C. 161). That is about a mile northeast of Kings Mountain.

A car was crossing the tracks when the train came through, authorities say. The lead engine on the train was damaged, but Amtrak officials brought a new engine to the site. The train was able to resume its trip about 6:30 a.m.

No charges have been filed in the case, but the investigation is continuing.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107 Twitter: @slyttle
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