Train hits car in Reidsville; driver charged

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. — A man was charged Wednesday night after his car was hit by a train in Reidsville.

Police say they responded shortly before 8:30 p.m. to a 911 call concerning a vehicle that had stalled on the railroad crossing at NE Market and Roanoke Street.

When they arrived, police say they found a Ford Mustang had been struck by a Norfolk Southern train.

The occupant of the vehicle, a 64-year-old man from Virginia, told police he had been run off the road by another vehicle.  His car came to rest in the gravel next to the crossing before it was struck by the train.

The owner of the vehicle, who was not named, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired, police said.

No injuries were reported.

No other details were provided.

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