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Crash involving a train in Fountain just off Highway 85

Published: Jul. 15, 2021 at 6:51 PM MDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2021 at 8:01 PM MDT
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FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KKTV) - An investigation is underway after a car hit a train in Fountain on Thursday.

The call came in at about 5:30 p.m. in the area of Highway 85 and Fontaine Boulevard.

11 News spoke to a man who said he was the driver of the vehicle. He told us he was okay and that the brakes for his car “went out.”

Colorado State Patrol responded to the crash. Early into the investigation troopers have reason to believe the driver may have been “trying to beat the train,” according to a spokesperson for the law enforcement agency. As of 7:30 p.m. the car had been towed from the scene but the crossing was still closed. There was damage to the tracks and damage to at least one of the stop bars.

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