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.

Em Chan covers food and dining at the Statesman Journal. You can reach her atechan@statesmanjournal.com, follow her on Twitter @catchuptoemilyor see what she’s eating on Instagram @sikfanmai.ah. 

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