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Gridlock in midtown Sacramento after collision between train, vehicle blocks crossings

Train collision blocks off P Street near 19th Street

Police block off P Street near 19th Street in midtown Sacramento after a train collided with a vehicle Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.
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Police block off P Street near 19th Street in midtown Sacramento after a train collided with a vehicle Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.

A Union Pacific train collided with a vehicle Thursday afternoon, causing traffic to backup in an area of midtown Sacramento, according to officials

The train was clear of the area shortly after 5 p.m., according to the Sacramento Police Department.

Around 3:20 p.m., a locomotive traveling eastbound when it hit a vehicle on the tracks, said Union Pacific spokesman Justin Jacobs. Sacramento Police and Union Pacific Police responded to the scene between 19th and 20th Streets on O Street, said Sgt. Vance Chandler of the Sacramento Police Department. “Traffic is impacted in the area,” he said.

The person in the vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries, Jacobs said.

The train remained on the tracks for about 90 minutes “for safety reasons,” Jacobs said.

The cause of the crash is unknown; Union Pacific Police are continuing its investigation.

Molly Sullivan: 916-321-1176, @SullivanMollyM

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