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Times of Wayne County

Macedon train/car collision cuts vehicle in half

The Town of Macedon Police Department was on the scene investigating a vehicle that became stuck on the CSX railways at the Quaker Road crossing in the Town of Macedon at approximately 7:55 p.m. on Thursday (2/14).

According to police, the driver, Daniel Drake, age 38 from Fairport, was westbound on Quaker Road at the steep Quaker Road railroad crossing, and after becoming disoriented, turned left and drove onto the tracks.

Drake and his three passengers exited the vehicle and a short time later a westbound Amtrak train struck the vehicle and tore it into two sections.

The Amtrak train stopped along with all CSX rail traffic for the next few hours. By 11 p.m. all the passengers of the train were loaded onto buses and taken to Rochester.

Mechanics worked for hours to fix the train engine and it continued on its way and tracks reopened by 1 a.m.

No injuries have been reported relating to the vehicle or any of the passengers on the train.

Drake was issued an appearance ticket for Failure to Keep Right.

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