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Amtrak train collides with car in Athol, one dead

ATHOL, Idaho - Just after 12:30 a.m. Friday, Idaho State Police responded to a call for a car crash involving an Amtrak train in Athol, Idaho.

According to Idaho State Police, 34-year-old Robert Miller was driving a maroon 2008 Ford F250 pickup truck, when he stopped on the railroad crossing westbound on SH 54. An Amtrak train was traveling southbound and then collided with Miller.

Police said Miller was dead at the scene, and there was no one else in his truck. According to police, Miller was not wearing a seatbelt. 

No one on the Amtrak train was injured.

Police said because of damage to the railroad crossing arms and signals, flaggers will be doing manual traffic control for passing trains. Drivers are asked to use caution if you're going to be traveling in that area. 



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