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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Press Release 2-1-19: Benson Police Investigating Hit and Run Involving Vehicle and Train

BENSON POLICE INVESTIGATING HIT AND RUN INVOLVING VEHICLE AND TRAIN

2-1-19


At 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.

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