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Two killed in NC as NY-bound Amtrak train hits car

EFLAND, N.C. (AP) — An Amtrak train heading from Charlotte to New York struck a car at a North Carolina railroad crossing, killing two people.

Multiple media reported the compact car was crossing tracks in the Orange County town of Efland on Tuesday morning.

Amtrak spokeswoman Tracy Connell in Washington says none of the 215 passengers on the Carolinian were hurt. She said the train would likely be delayed for more than two hours.

A Highway Patrol spokesman said he had no information on the crash. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department did not respond to a call seeking comment.

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