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Driver tried to 'beat the train' in car-train crash in New York Mills, sheriff's office says

The crash was reported at 1:24 p.m. Saturday at the crossing at South Boardman Avenue and VanAernam Street.

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NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — A 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing a train-vehicle crash when trying to "beat the train" at a railroad crossing in New York Mills on Saturday, Jan. 15, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

The woman's car was struck on the rear corner of the passenger's side by a BNSF train while crossing the tracks, and was moderately damaged, the sheriff's office said.

The woman, Moriah Flores of New York Mills, was reportedly uninjured. The sheriff's office said alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Flores was driving a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, headed north. The crash was reported at 1:24 p.m. at the crossing at South Boardman Avenue and VanAernam Street.

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