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3 teens in car hit by train in Isanti County

One 16-year-old was injured, the other two were released to their parents.
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Three teenagers were in a car that was hit by a train in Isanti County Sunday night. 

According to the sheriff's office, the crash happened at 7:03 p.m. on 299th Avenue Northeast and Jackson Street Northeast. 

The car, a Chevy Impala, had been traveling westbound on 299th Avenue when the male driver stopped at a stop sign for the tracks and then he proceeded across, which is when the train hit the rear of the vehicle.

A 16-year-old in the back seat was brought to the hospital with minor injuries. Two 17-year-olds who were also in the vehicle were released to their parents. 

Nationwide, there were 2,216 vehicle-train collisions in 2019, including 293 fatalities and 807 injuries, Operation Lifesaver says.

In Minnesota, there were 46 highway-rail incidents in 2019 and 36 in 2020, the latest report from the Federal Railroad Administration shows.

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