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Union Pacific says repairs made after train vs. car crash in McClure

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
MCCLURE, IL (KFVS) -

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a car vs. train crash on Saturday in McClure, Illinois.

It happened at the train crossing on Grapevine Trail.

Union Pacific spokesperson Mark Davis says that the collision in McClure on Saturday happened around 4 p.m. 

He says the train had two locomotives and 65 rail cars.

The train was traveling from Salem, Illinois to Houston, Texas.

Davis says all of the rail cars were loaded with cars and trucks. 

There was no injuries to the crew, however both occupants in the car that was hit had injuries. They were taken to an area hospital. 

One of the railroad crossing gates were broken due to the collision, but it's been repaired, along with the warning device on it.

The train departed at 7:20 p.m. from the incident site.

Davis says there were no delays to any other trains coming through.

Illinois State Police says two people inside the car were going westbound on Grapevine Trail.

The driver told state police the crossbar caution arms were down and he tried to beat the southbound train, according to ISP.

He went through the crossbars as the Union Pacific train was approaching

The train hit the rear of the car. 

Two ambulances were on the scene. ISP along with Alexander County sheriff's Office and Union Pacific police were all also on scene.

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