One person died this morning when a car and train collided in the town of Tama in central Iowa. Tama Police Chief Dan Wilkens describes what happened. He says about 4:55 this morning a southbound vehicle on Highway 63 went around the gates of the Union Pacific Railroad and was struck by a westbound train. Wilkens says the victim was a local resident, but they’re not releasing the name. Wilkens says the accident backed up traffic at the busy intersection. He says there was some damage to the train and the signals at the cross were damaged. He says the crossing was closed for about two hours. No one on the train was hurt.
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