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4 dead, 1 injured after train hits car in Oklahoma Sunday afternoon

Posted at 11:25 AM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 12:26:01-04

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) - Police in eastern Oklahoma say four people are dead and one is injured after a train hit the car they were riding in.

Poteau Assistant Police Chief Greg Russell tells TV station KHBS  the collision happened around 1:30 Sunday afternoon when the car tried to cross railroad tracks at an intersection without crossing bars.

A juvenile was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. None of the victims was immediately identified.

The station reports the Kansas City Southern train did not derail and the conductor and engineer were not injured.

Poteau is about 15 miles from the Arkansas border.

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