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1 dead after car eluding police crashes into train

December 28, 2019 GMT

BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — One person died at the scene after a car crashed into a passing train in western Washington.

Washington State Patrol said Christopher M. Brock was the car driver in the fatal collision that happened about 5 p.m. Friday in Burlington.

Authorities said Skagit County Sheriff’s deputies were trying to stop the 2019 Hyundai Elantra for traffic violations when the car suddenly turned on Garrett Road and crashed into the train, which was at the intersection of Garrett Road and State Route 20.

The train then dragged the car for a mile (1.6 kilometer) before the car caught on fire.

Authorities are investigating.