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Train hits abandoned car near Richardton

A Hebron woman was arrested early this morning for allegedly drinking and leaving a car at a railroad crossing. A train then struck the car, causing minor damage to the train, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol press release.

No one was injured.

Patricia Olson, 33, allegedly abandoned her vehicle on a crossing at 36th Street, north of Highway 10, east of Richardton, according to the release. A short time later a BNSF train traveling east approached the crossing and hit the rear end of the car.

Damage to the train is about $4,000 and damage to the vehicle is estimated at $8,000, according to the release.

The incident occurred at about 2:15 this morning.

The car was pushed off the tracks and Olson was found shortly afterwards in the area.

See tomorrow's Dickinson Press for more on the story.