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Train hits vehicle parked on crossing

A train hit a car after a woman parked it on the tracks Tuesday near Hebron.

Dorothy Feist, Hebron, was driving north at approximately 2 p.m. on Morton County Road 139, two miles east of Hebron, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Feist, 69, temporarily parked her vehicle on the railroad crossing because heavy dust produced by another vehicle traveling in front of her obstructed her view.

Dustin Kelley, the engineer for the BNSF Railroad engine, said he blew the horn when the train approached the railroad crossing. Feist did not move her vehicle and the train hit the rear passenger side of the 2012 Ford Edge. The car was pushed into the northwest ditch.

No one was injured during the accident, according to the Highway Patrol release. Feist was wearing her seatbelt. The car received extensive damage to the rear, and the front guard sustained minimal damage.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Morton County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident.