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Amtrak Train Collides with Vehicle in Virginia

Amtrak accident in Virginia
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Authorities say an Amtrak train has collided with a vehicle in south central Virginia and there are injuries.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya says in a news release that the accident occurred on Route 40 in Waverly around 6 a.m. Thursday.

Anaya says there are unknown injuries and a medical flight is heading to the scene.

Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds tells media outlets the Northeast Regional train 174 was traveling from Norfolk, Va., to Boston with 46 passengers on board. Leeds says there are no reported injuries to the passengers. She says the train will continue its route when authorities release it.

Troopers are investigating the crash.

Anaya says no other information is available.

Waverly is about 50 miles southeast of Richmond, Va.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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