Amtrak train crashes into vehicle in Kannapolis, no injuries reported

- No injuries have been reported after an Amtrak train crashed into an unoccupied vehicle early Thursday morning in Kannapolis, officials said. 

Amtrak said Carolinian train 80 was traveling from Charlotte to New York at approximately 6:25 a.m. when it came into contact with an unoccupied vehicle illegally trespassing on the tracks near Kannapolis.

There have been no injuries reported to the approximately 63 passengers or crew members on board, Amtrack said. Police are cooperating with local law enforcement to investigate the incident.

"This is a critical reminder that it takes a full mile for a train to stop and about the importance of exercising caution around railroad tracks and crossings. Amtrak continues to work closely with Operation Lifesaver (OLI) to communicate these dangers," Amtrack said in a statement on Thursday. 

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