PROSSER, Wash. -

An SUV that was chased by Richland police early Thursday was hit by a train near Prosser.

The Benton County sheriff's office says no one was in the car when it was hit about 4:20 a.m. by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train.

The Tri-City Herald reports police had called off the chase about a half hour earlier and the driver apparently left the car on the tracks.