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Police: Driver killed after car hits side of moving train

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Posted at 7:54 AM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 14:39:29-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police say a driver was killed after his car struck the side of a moving train overnight in Nashville.

Metro police confirmed someone spotted the car overnight near the tracks along 12th Avenue North, just south of Herman Street. Officers arrived and found the body of a man inside the car.

Police said 25-year-old Justin L. Ware was traveling south on 12th Avenue and continued through the warning, hitting the side of the train. It's believed the railroad crossing arms were down at the time.

According to police, the train did not stop, and the engineer likely did not know that it had been hit by a car. The train was later located.

The medical examiner will determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision, which police say is routine.