Police: Train Crashes into Car in Colchester

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Colchester Police responded to an overnight crash between a car and train on East Road late Thursday night.

Police say the driver of the car, Sophie Knox, tried to turn around on a gravel area on the west side of the road near the tracks. Police say her car became stuck on one of the rails.

Police say Knox and her passenger, Haley Palchak, were out of the car when a New England Central freight train collided with the car, pushing it more than 80 feet down the tracks before the car entered a ditch on the side of the tracks.

Police were called to the scene just before 11:30 Thursday.

Nobody was hurt in this crash.

Part of East Road was closed to traffic for about three hours.

Milton Police Department and the Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company assisted at the scene.

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