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UPDATE: Man, 72, killed after train and vehicle collide in Birmingham

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The victim has been identified as Roger Lewis, Jr., according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.(Lisa Baird / Pixabay; stephswift / Pixabay)
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 6:47 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A 72-year-old man is dead after a traffic incident involving a train and a vehicle, according to the Birmingham Police Department.

The victim has been identified as Roger Lewis, Jr., according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Police were called to the scene in the 900 block of 17th Street SW Thursday evening.

Authorities say an Amtrak passenger train was involved. No injuries were reported on that train.

Lewis’ vehicle was hit by the train after he drove around the railroad crossing arms, according to the coroner.

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