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Sun. 7:50 p.m.: Man killed in car / train crash

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana Police Department is investigating an early Sunday morning train and car collision in the city that killed the driver of the car.

The collision happened at about 1:30 a.m. when a passenger train operated by Norfolk Southern Railroad struck a Ford Fusion at the Elm Street crossing, according to a press release from the police department.

There were no injuries to any passengers or crew on the train, the release states.

The name of the man killed is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The train was delayed a few hours while law enforcement investigated the crash. Because of the impact of the collision debris from the crash was scattered one-fourth mile from the crash site, the release states.

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