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Police: Driver bypassed crossing arm before fatal train crash

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EMS and firefighters respond to a crash involving a car and an Amtrak train. (Jonathan Carlson, WNCN) EMS and firefighters respond to a crash involving a car and an Amtrak train. (Jonathan Carlson, WNCN)
Witnesses say they saw the Mitsubishi Galant on the tracks before it was hit by a train in Cary.  (Jonathan Carlson, WNCN) Witnesses say they saw the Mitsubishi Galant on the tracks before it was hit by a train in Cary. (Jonathan Carlson, WNCN)
CARY, N.C. -

Cary Police say a car that was struck by an Amtrak train Thursday may have bypassed the crossing arm at the intersection of Maynard Road and Old Apex Road.

Witnesses say they saw the Mitsubishi Galant on the tracks before it was hit by a train around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The driver of the car, 24-year-old Benny Derrick Dimery, of Laurinburg, was injured in the collision. Dimery's girlfriend, 22-year-old Lauren Ashley Webb, of Laurinburg, was killed.

Dimery is recovering at WakeMed.

Police say the train was heading north to New York at 55 miles per hour at the time of the collision.

The Town of Cary said 291 people, including staff, were on the train, but no one had reported injuries.

 

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