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State Police say alcohol a factor in car crash with Amtrak train

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(Source: Virginia State Police) (Source: Virginia State Police)
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(Source: Virginia State Police) (Source: Virginia State Police)
(Source: Virginia State Police) (Source: Virginia State Police)

Virginia State Police say a man ignored warning lights and drove around a crossing bar in a crash involving an Amtrak train Thursday morning.

Untron Drew's car was struck by the train as it traveled 79 miles per hour. The train did not derail and none of the 44 passengers and 5 crew members on board was injured.

However, Drew was taken by helicopter to VCU Medical Center in Richmond with non life threatening injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to State Police.

The crash happened around 6:05 a.m. along Route 40 at Waverly in Sussex County. Northeast Regional train 174 was headed from Norfolk to Boston, reports WAVY.com. 

WAVY News reports the vehicle was pushed about 30 yards down the tracks due to the collision.

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