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Woman killed in Raleigh train accident

Published On: Feb 06 2013 09:21:56 PM CST
RALEIGH (WTVD) -

Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a train at the crossing gate on Blount Street near Hammond Road, which is just south of Downtown Raleigh.

Police said 42-year-old Lynette Renee Fowler, of Fuquay-Varina, was killed. She was the only occupant of the vehicle that was struck by the train.

Video from Chopper 11 HD showed an Amtrak train near the scene of a crumpled SUV, which came to rest against the side of a building owned by Cargrill.

Company officials said there were flammable materials near the area where the SUV struck the building, but those materials were not compromised.

Amtrak said the train involved was the Carolinian, which was traveling from New York to Charlotte with 168 people on board.

No one was injured on the train. It resumed its route to Charlotte around 8 p.m.

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