Amtrak Train Crashes into Stolen Car on Tracks Near Berlin

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    An Amtrak train crashed into an unoccupied stolen vehicle on the tracks about a mile north of Berlin late Sunday evening, according to Amtrak officials.

    None of the 58 passengers on the train headed from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Massachusetts were injured in the 10:40 p.m. crash. All passengers were transferred to another train and made it their final destination, according to Amtrak.

    The train had just left the Berlin station and was traveling about 40 miles per hour when it collided with the stolen car on the tracks, Amtrak officials said. No one was inside.

    The car may have been one of two vehicles stolen from a parking lot nearby and left on the tracks, police said. The train only hit one of the stolen cars and it's not clear where the other one was located.

    The train route is open and operation is back to normal.

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