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Train hits car stranded on tracks


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A westbound freight train struck an unoccupied vehicle that was stranded on railroad tracks early Sunday, the Montana Highway Patrol said.

Less than 10 minutes after two women abandoned the 1996 Saturn at the narrow crossing three miles east of Havre, the freight train ran into the rear driver's side of the vehicle, said Rachel Morris, the driver of the Saturn.

The engineer of the train appeared to apply the brakes before the collision, Morris said.

"It just plowed through it like nothing," Morris, 22, said. "That's one picture that I will never get out of my head. It's pretty much smashed...

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