1 Killed as Car Hit by Train in Redding

A Metro North train collided with a car at the Long Ridge Road Crossing Sunday.

Sunday, Dec 30, 2012  |  Updated 8:09 PM EDT
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1 Killed as Car Hit by Train in Redding

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A Metro North Train collided with a car in Redding Sunday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to the Long Ridge Road crossing around 1:20 p.m. The train was a non-passenger train, according to Sam Zambuto, a spokesperson for Metro North.

According to Zambuto, a car carrying four people was struck by the southbound train. All four occupants in the car were taken to Danbury Hospital. One person was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other three passengers are being treated for injuries.

There were no reported injuries to the train crew.

Metro North service between Danbury and South Norwalk has been suspended as a result of the accident. Bus service is running between those two locations, Zambuto said.

MTA Police are continuing their investigation of the incident.

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