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BREAKING: Car, Amtrak train from Norfolk collide in Waverly

8:12 AM, Dec 12, 2013   |    comments
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WAVERLY -- Virginia State Police say a car and Amtrak train from Norfolk collided Thursday morning in Waverly.

Sgt. Michelle Anaya says it happened around 6:00 a.m. on Route 40 in Sussex County and that medical helicopters were headed to the scene in case they were needed.

Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said, "Northeast Regional train 174, operating from Norfolk to Boston, struck a vehicle at 5:57 am in Waverly. There were no reported injuries by any of the 46 passengers."

Rosemary Smith, a 13News Now viewer, emailed about the incident saying, "I am on the 5 am Amtrak train from Norfolk and at about 6 am we struck a car near Waverly. The driver of car went around the gate at the crossing at Waverly and he is OK."

Amtrak started service from Norfolk a year ago today-December 12, 2012. That marked the return of rail service to the city for the first time since 1977. Trains leave Harbor Park in downtown Norfolk.


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