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Driver dies after vehicle strikes train in Marysville

MARYSVILLE, Wash. -- A person died early this morning after striking a train with their vehicle in Marysville, according to police.

Marysville PD reported on its Twitter page that the car was traveling southbound on State Avenue, then left the roadway at 89th Street, traveled across grass and struck the side of a northbound train. The car was dragged about 14 blocks -- almost a mile -- to 104th Street and eventually was dislodged from the train.

The vehicle did not strike the train at a railroad crossing, which is unusual, police said.

The driver of the car that struck the train died. Police have not identified the driver.

Intersections in the area of the crash were blocked for about two and a half hours, police said.