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Police: Amtrak train hit car crossing railroad tracks in Virginia, killing one man

Man killed in train and vehicle accident Sunday

A passenger passes by an Amtrak train September 3, 2015 at Union Station in Washington, DC. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson held a press availability to discuss Operation Railsafe. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
A passenger passes by an Amtrak train September 3, 2015 at Union Station in Washington, DC. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson held a press availability to discuss Operation Railsafe. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – An Amtrak train hit a car crossing railroad tracks in Virginia, killing a 24-year-old man, according to Richmond police.

 

Police said in a statement Monday that Clayon Roper Jr., of Henrico, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Sunday evening.

 

Police say Roper was driving in the city's south side when the railroad's warning system activated its flashing red lights and warning arm due to the approaching train.

 

Police say Roper continued to cross the railroad tracks and his car was hit by the southbound Amtrak train.

 

Police say the crash remains under investigation.