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TRE train hits car; one person killed

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One person was killed when a TRE train hit a car in Fort Worth Saturday afternoon.

Around 2:30 p.m., Fort Worth police say a man was driving westbound on Calloway Cemetery Drive.

When he got to the railroad crossing, police say the arm was down, but he drove around it and tried to cross the tracks.

That's when the TRE train, traveling at about 60 mph, hit the car.

"There was a lot of debris that flew out," Dan Marti, a passenger on the train, said. "It felt sort of like the train bounced a little bit, but the train just kept going like it hit nothing."

It took the train nearly a quarter mile to stop, then Marti says the conductor told passengers the train had hit a car.

The car was crushed and had spun off to the side of the tracks.

"Inside that vehicle they found one adult male there were obvious signs of death," Chief James Barton, Fort Worth Police Department, said.

Police have not released the victim's identity.

No one on the train was injured but one man was treated for chest pains.

Passengers remained on the train for more than two hours as the train was inspected.

No significant damage was found and the train was able to resume its normal schedule.

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