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Sheriff's office investigating car vs train crash

Ford Mustang involved in the train accident (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office) Ford Mustang involved in the train accident (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office)
NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) -

A Texas man escaped injury after his car was struck by an Amtrak train early Monday morning in Jackson County.

The accident happened around 3:22 a.m. on County Road 55, according to Lt. Ricky Morales with the sheriff's office.

Pradeep Burugu of Houston was attempting to cross the Union Pacific Railroad crossing when his 2015 Ford Mustang got stuck on the tracks in front of the oncoming train, Morales said.

Burugu was "removed from his vehicle" before the 8-car Amtrak train struck it, Morales said.

No one was hurt in the collision.

The sheriff's office is investigating the crash.

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