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Freight Train Strikes Car Trying to Beat Train to New Jersey Intersection: Mayor

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A freight train hit a car in South Jersey, dragging it several hundred feet.

Paulsboro Mayor Gary Stevenson told the driver unsuccessfully tried to cross the intersection of Beacon Avenue and Monroe Street before the CSX freight train engine Tuesday in Gloucester County.

Stevenson said antifreeze appeared to be leaking from the car. The train also sustained some damage.

No injuries were reported in the crash. The Paulsboro driver was walking and talking when emergency crews arrived. His identity  wasn't released.

Officials said emergency crews worked to remove the car from the tracks.

The engine appeared to have been coupled to another engine. No other rail cars were being pulled at the time.

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