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Man arrested for DUI after car struck by oncoming train in Chesterfield

Updated: Sep. 19, 2017 at 10:02 PM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A man was arrested for DUI after his car was struck by an oncoming train in Chesterfield.

Officers received the call for the crash around 6:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of Dupuy Road, near Virginia State University.

Police say the driver, an elderly man, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree, and then the car stopped on the railroad tracks. The driver was able to escape the vehicle before it was struck by a train.

A viewer sent in photos showing the car was struck by a CSX train.

Crews are working to remove the vehicle from the tracks, and the 3600 block of Dupuy Road will be closed for the time being. There is no word on when the road will reopen.

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