SYRACUSE — A stolen vehicle was left on the railroad tracks in Syracuse and then struck by an eastbound CSX train. The accident was reported at 3:39 a.m. Saturday, at the railroad crossing at North Oak Street and West Railroad Avenue. No one was injured.
Syracuse Police were notified by CSX officials of the accident. What they discovered was a 2004 Chevrolet had been left on the crossing at an unknown time. An eastbound train, on the south tracks, then struck the vehicle. The eastbound train had three engines and was pulling 111 cars. The train was traveling approximately 40 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
The vehicle, registered to Logan M. Robbins, East Simonton Street, Elkhart, was stolen from Holles, North Webster.
Damage was estimated up to $25,000.
Syracuse Police and Turkey Creek Fire Territory responded to the scene.