16-year-old girl turns in to path of train, suffers minor injuries

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PORTAGE, Mich. — A teenager only suffered minor injuries on Wednesday morning, after she turned her car in to the path of an oncoming train, resulting in a crash.

It happened at the intersection of Shaver Road and West Melody in Portage at around 7:00 a.m.  Police say the train was headed south when it collided with a 16-year-old’s 1997 Buick.

Witnesses said the rail road crossing signals were working properly, and the vehicle still turned in front of the train.

The teenager only suffered minor injuries.

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