Police Investigate Train-Car Crash In Randolph

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Police say they are still investigating a train-car crash that killed an elderly couple in Randolph, Vt., but they say crossing lights and bells were working at the time of the collision.

Randolph Patrolman Tom Simpson said Sunday that the engineer on the Amtrak passenger train told him the train was within its 59 mph speed limit when it struck the car Saturday morning.

State police identified the victims as 84-year-old Mary Mosher and 87-year-old Everett "Barney" Mosher, who lived in the central Vermont town. Mary Mosher was dead on arrival at Gifford Hospital. Her husband was flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in serious condition and died there.

A man who lives near the tracks and heard the crash, Bill Huntley, said that if the car had been just 2 ahead the train would have missed it.

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