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Two dead after train crash with SUV in Cedar Rapids

Authorities are investigating after a train and an SUV collided in the 3000 block of C Street SW, Sunday. (Courtesy: Stephanie Nelson)
Authorities are investigating after a train and an SUV collided in the 3000 block of C Street SW, Sunday. (Courtesy: Stephanie Nelson)(KCRG)
Published: Apr. 14, 2019 at 6:46 PM CDT
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Cedar Rapids police are investigating after two were killed following a crash between an SUV and train on the city's southwest side, Sunday afternoon.

According to a news release, it happened around 4:30 p.m. near 3000 C Street SW.

Upon arriving, officers found a dark-colored SUV had collided with a train hauling double-stacked freight.

Cedar Rapids fire officials said two were killed in the crash. The circumstances of the collision are under investigation by law enforcement.

The crash closed a portion of C Street SW, near Old River Road, while crews investigated. Authorities said they would alert the public when the road was reopened.

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