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BENSON POLICE INVESTIGATING HIT AND RUN INVOLVING VEHICLE AND TRAIN2-1-19At approximately 2 am Friday morning, a vehicle drove around the railroad crossing gates on Main Street in Benson and was struck by a passing Amtrak train.The vehicle sustained significant front end damage but was able to leave the scene.Benson Police located the vehicle a short time after the incident in a field near Highway 27 and Hodges Chapel Road. They were able to find it by following a trail of debris and coolant that was leaking from the vehicle after the collision. It was unoccupied.The vehicle was impounded and charges are currently pending as this incident is considered a hit and run. There are no further details available at this time as the investigation remains ongoing.