A train struck an unoccupied vehicle on the railroad tracks near the Front and River streets NE intersection early Saturday morning, according to Salem Police.
Police say a caller at 4 a.m. reported the car on the railroad tracks. When officers responded to investigate, the vehicle was struck at a low speed by the train, police said.
Police said the train was significantly long, which required the closure of several intersections.
Investigators and technicians from Portland & Western Railroad examined the tracks before the train could continue. Streets near the scene were reopened at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
It was not immediately clear how the long the unoccupied vehicle had been on the tracks or what type of vehicle it was.